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orbis, Tripterodon Playfair [R. L.] in Playfair & G√ľnther 1867:42, Pl. 7 (fig. 1) [The fishes of Zanzibar; ref. 3490] Zanzibar, Tanzania, western Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1867.3.9.133 (skin in spirit). •Valid as Tripterodon orbis Playfair 1867 -- (Dor 1984:169 [ref. 29757], Smith 1986:606 [ref. 5712], Goren & Dor 1994:46 [ref. 25356], Kuiter & Debelius 2001:203 [ref. 26232] dated 1866, Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S120 [ref. 27377], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:253 [ref. 28072], Psomadakis et al. 2015:304 [ref. 34104], Fricke et al. 2018:347 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:107 [ref. 36273], Habib & Islam 2020:Supplementary table p. 26 [ref. 38321] misidentified). Current status: Valid as Tripterodon orbis Playfair 1867. Ephippidae. Distribution: Red Sea; western Indian Ocean: East Africa and Madagascar east to Pakistan. Habitat: marine.


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