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naufragium, Balistes Jordan [D. S.] & Starks [E. C.] in Jordan 1895:488 [Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 2) v. 5; ref. 2394] Astillero at Mazatlán, Sinaloa, western Mexico. Holotype: CAS-SU 11656. Paratypes: (4) BMNH 1895.5.27.330 (1), CAS-SU 1656 (1), ZMB 14084 (1). Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:143-144 [ref. 12291]. Original description lists 1656 as type; two types have tin tags 1656, but the larger one labeled holotype now carries the number SU 11656, a smaller one 1656. •Valid as Pseudobalistes naufragium (Jordan & Starks 1895) -- (Berry & Baldwin 1966:440 [ref. 20607], Pequeño 1989:77 [ref. 14125], Allen & Robertson 1994:295 [ref. 22193], Bussing in Fischer et al. 1995:909 [ref. 22829], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:66 [ref. 24545], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:632 [ref. 24023], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:137 [ref. 24555], Thomson et al. 2000:269 [ref. 25640], Nelson et al. 2004:184 [ref. 27807], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:195 [ref. 30957], Page et al. 2013:190 [ref. 32708], Matsuura 2014:7 [ref. 33576], Galván-Villa et al. 2016:150 [ref. 34871], Fourriére et al. 2016:451 [ref. 34668], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:612 [ref. 34923], Romero-Berny et al. 2018:93 [ref. 35859], •Synonym of Pseudobalistes fuscus (Bloch & Schneider 1801) -- (Parenti 2021:656 [ref. 38921]).). Current status: Valid as Pseudobalistes naufragium (Jordan & Starks 1895). Balistidae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific: Pacific coast of Baja California Sur (Mexico) south to central Chile, including central and southern Gulf of California (Mexico), Cocos Island (Costa Rica), Malpelo Island (Colombia) and Galapagos Islands (Ecuador). IUCN (2010): Least concern. Habitat: brackish, marine.