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tetracanthus, Chaetodon Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1802:726, 727 [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 4; ref. 4929] No locality. Holotype: MNHN A-2685 (dry). Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:133-134, 151 [ref. 20718]. Figured on Pl. 25 (fig. 2) of Lacepède 1801 [ref. 2710], but with vernacular name. Based on drawings and manuscript of Commerson. •Valid as Scatophagus tetracanthus (Lacepède 1802) -- (Heemstra 1986:604 [ref. 5660], Arnoult 1986:341 [ref. 6213], Poll & Gosse 1995:113 [ref. 24781], Reinthal & Stiassny 1997:354 [ref. 22780], Tyler & Sorbini 1999:371 [ref. 25312], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S120 [ref. 27377], Parenti 2004:2 [ref. 27605], Fricke et al. 2018:347 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Scatophagus tetracanthus (Lacepède 1802). Scatophagidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and Madagascar east to Papua New Guinea, south to northern Australia. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.