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velitaris, Centriscus Pallas [P. S.] 1770:36, Pl. 4 (fig. 8) [Spicilegia Zoologica v. 1 (fasc. 8); ref. 12293] Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. No types known. Predated by Amphisilia velitaris Cuvier in Guérin-Méneville 1827-31, Pl. 34 [ref. 29508]. •Valid as Macrorhamphosus velitaris (Pallas 1770) -- (Mohr 1937:32 [ref. 15290]). •Valid as Macroramphosus velitaris but perhaps a synonym of Macroramphosus gracilis (Lowe 1839) -- (Paxton et al. 1989:408 [ref. 12442]). •Synonym of Macroramphosus scolopax (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Fritzsche 1990:656 [ref. 17532], Fritzsche 2003:1229 [ref. 27045], Paxton et al. 2006:854 [ref. 28994]). •Synonym of Macroramphosus gracilis (Lowe 1839) -- (Wheeler 1973:273 [ref. 7190], Ehrich in Whitehead et al. 1986:627 [ref. 13676], Matthiessen et al. 2003:63 [ref. 26790], Mundy 2005:322 [ref. 28379]). Current status: Synonym of Macroramphosus gracilis (Lowe 1839). Centriscidae: Macroramphosinae. Habitat: marine.