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lineopunctatus, Balistes Hollard [H. L. G. M.] 1854:65 [Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Paris (Zoologie) (Sér. 4) v. 1; ref. 18300] Réunion, western Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (?): MNHN A-8529 (dry mounted). Possible type: MNHN 0000-4071 (1). Type catalog: Le Danois 1961:519 [ref. 21538] as holotype and paratype, but perhaps there was only a holotype (A.8529), Beaunier et al. 2009:290 [ref. 28887]. Originally as Lineo-punctatus. •Synonym of Xanthichthys lima (Bennett 1832) -- (Fricke 1999:589 [ref. 24106]). •Valid as Xanthichthys lineopunctatus (Hollard 1854) -- (Fedoryako 1979:993 [ref. 8721], Matsuura in Masuda et al. 1984:359 [ref. 6441], Smith & Heemstra 1986:881 [ref. 5714], Allen & Swainston 1988:150 [ref. 25477], Allen 1997:238 [ref. 23977], Chen et al. 1997:181 [ref. 26476], Matsuura in Randall & Lim 2000:647 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1401 [ref. 25182], Hutchins 2001:47 [ref. 25847], Matsuura 2001:3928 [ref. 26315], Nakabo 2002:1401 [ref. 26193], Allen et al. 2006:1876 [ref. 29098], Fricke et al. 2009:118 [ref. 30213], Pyle & Earle 2013:11 [ref. 32891], Matsuura 2014:8 [ref. 33576], Koeda et al. 2016:113 [ref. 35333], Parenti 2021:662 [ref. 38921], Furuhashi & Motomura 2022:17 [ref. 39607]). Current status: Valid as Xanthichthys lineopunctatus (Hollard 1854). Balistidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific, antiequatorial: East Africa, South Africa, Comoro Islands and western Mascarenes east to Philippines and New Guinea, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.


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