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curacao, Chaetodon Bloch [M. E.] 1787:106, Pl. 212 (fig. 1) [Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische v. 3; ref. 468] South America, Curaçao Island [in error, probably western Pacific or East Indies]. Holotype (unique): ZMB 8772 (dry, lost). Type catalog: Paepke 1999:119 [ref. 24282]. On p. 79 of Bloch's Ichthyologie, v. 6 [ref. 21381]. •Valid as Amblyglyphidodon curacao (Bloch 1787) -- (Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:197 [ref. 6441], Allen & Swainston 1988:102 [ref. 25477], Randall et al. 1990:251 [ref. 15987], Allen 1991:235 [ref. 19344], Allen 1997:160 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:251 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:180 [ref. 23965], Allen in Randall & Lim 2000:626 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:940 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:317 [ref. 25191], Allen 2000:108 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:266 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:37 [ref. 25847], Allen 2001:3342 [ref. 26132], Allen & Randall 2002:144 [ref. 26191], Nakabo 2002:940 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:44 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:632 [ref. 27495] as Amblygliphidodon, Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:128 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:19 [ref. 27624], Adrim et al. 2004:123 [ref. 27715], Randall 2005:349 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1443 [ref. 29090], Motomura et al. 2010:147 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:567 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:112 [ref. 33932], Koeda et al. 2016:65 [ref. 35333], Koeda et al. 2016:10 [ref. 35354], Fricke et al. 2019:205 [ref. 36673], Akaike et al. 2021:23 [ref. 38809], Parenti 2021:43 [ref. 38418], Wibowo in Motomura et al. 2021:42 [ref. 38121]). Current status: Valid as Amblyglyphidodon curacao (Bloch 1787). Pomacentridae: Pomacentrinae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Cocos-Keeling and Christmas islands (eastern Indian Ocean), Malaya (Malaysia) and Indonesia east to Marshall Islands and Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands and Kagoshima Prefecture (southern Japan), south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.