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tauensis, Chalixodytes Schultz [L. P.] 1943:263, Fig. 24 [Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 180; ref. 3957] Reef of Tau Island at Siulagi Point, American Samoa. Holotype: USNM 116083. Paratypes: BMNH 1952.5.8.10-11 [ex USNM 116084] (2); MCZ 37273 [ex USNM 116084] (1); USNM 116084 (orig. 32, now 26 + 1 c&s), 116085 (1); ZMA 112978 [ex USNM 116084] (2). Type catalog: Nijssen et al. 1982:92 [ref. 19236]. •Wrongly as a synonym of the later Chalixodytes chameleontoculis Smith 1957 -- (Randall 2005:468 [ref. 28239]). •If chameleontoculis Smith 1957 is the same as tauensis Schultz 1943, then the correct name to use is tauensis. •Valid as Chalixodytes tauensis Schultz 1943 -- (Nelson 1985:283 [ref. 5154], Myers 1999:214 [ref. 23965], Randall 1999:24 [ref. 25829], Allen 2000:92 [ref. 37268], Nelson 2001:3514 [ref. 26284], Myers & Donaldson 2003:638 [ref. 27495], Fricke et al. 2009:92 [ref. 30213], Shibukawa 2010:64 [ref. 30806], Allen & Erdmann 2012:761 [ref. 31980], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:7 [ref. 33988], Arndt & Fricke 2019:14 [ref. 36883]). Current status: Valid as Chalixodytes tauensis Schultz 1943. Creediidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: South Africa, East Africa, Seychelles and western Mascarenes east to Marshall Islands and Marquesas Islands and Pitcairn Group, south to New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.


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