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orbis, Chaetodon Bloch [M. E.] 1787:81, Pl. 202 (fig. 2) [Naturgeschichte der ausl√§ndischen Fische v. 3; ref. 468] Tranquebar [Tharangambadi], India. Lectotype: ZMB 8166 (right skin). Paralectotypes: ZMB 8167 (1, left skin), 8569 (1, dry, lost). Type catalog: Paepke 1999:78 [ref. 24282]. On p. 59 of Bloch's Ichthyologie, v. 6 [ref. 21381]. Lectotype selected by Paepke 1999:78 [ref. 24282]. •Valid as Ephippus orbis (Bloch 1787) -- (Kyushin et al. 1982:145 [ref. 19754], Hayashi in Masuda et al. 1984:181 [ref. 6441], Randall 1995:381 [ref. 22896], Carpenter et al. 1997:217 [ref. 23922], Chen et al. 1997:112 [ref. 26476] dated 1788, Chatterjee & Mitra 1999:229 [ref. 24755], Heemstra in Randall & Lim 2000:641 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1311 [ref. 25182], Heemstra 2001:3614 [ref. 26298], Kuiter & Debelius 2001:203 [ref. 26232], Nakabo 2002:1311 [ref. 26193], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S120 [ref. 27377], Matsuura in Matsuura & Kimura 2009:294 [ref. 31170], Kottelat 2013:437 [ref. 32989], Yoshida et al. 2013:195 [ref. 34464], Matsuura in Kimura et al. 2015:81 [ref. 34319], Ali et al. 2018:338 [ref. 36183], Suresh et al. 2018:293 [ref. 36495], Eagderi et al. 2019:55 [ref. 37020], Habib & Islam 2020:Supplementary table p. 26 [ref. 38321], Psomadakis et al. 2020:552 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Ephippus orbis (Bloch 1787). Ephippidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman east to Philippines, north to Ryukyu Islands. Habitat: marine.