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rhinorhynchos, Ostracion Bleeker [P.] 1851:34, Pl. 6 (fig. 12) [Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen. v. 24 (art. 11); ref. 16836] Jakarta, Java, Indonesia. Syntypes (5) and/or Bleeker specimens: BMNH 1867.11.28.92 (1); MNHN 0000-2224 (1), B-1752 (3), B-1753 (3); RMNH 7318 (5); SMNS 10622 (1 syntype). Type catalog: Le Danois 1961:277 [ref. 21439], Fricke 1991:18 [ref. 13474] as rhinorhynchus, Fricke 2005:51 [ref. 29864]. •Valid as Rhynchostracion rhinorhynchos [often as rhinorhynchus] (Bleeker 1851) -- (Allen & Swainston 1988:154 [ref. 25477], Randall et al. 1990:470 [ref. 15987], Lindberg et al. 1997:103 [ref. 23547], Larson & Williams 1997:375 [ref. 23967], Randall et al. 1997:470 [ref. 25919], Allen et al. 2006:1907 [ref. 29090]). •Valid as Ostracion rhinorhynchos Bleeker 1851 [sometimes as rhinorhynchus] -- (Matsuura in Masuda et al. 1984:362 [ref. 6441] as rhinorhynchus, Allen 1997:244 [ref. 23977], Myers 1999:288 [ref. 23965], Nakabo 2000:1415 [ref. 25182] as rhinorhynchus, Sadovy & Cornish 2000:282 [ref. 25480], Matsuura in Randall & Lim 2000:648 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:48 [ref. 25847], Matsuura 2001:3951 [ref. 26317], Nakabo 2002:1415 [ref. 26193] as rhinorhynchus, Itoh et al. 2002:144 [ref. 26531], Allen & Adrim 2003:65 [ref. 26830] as rhinorhynchus, Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S124 [ref. 27377] as rhinorhynchus, Allen & Erdmann 2012:1084 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:235 [ref. 32988], Matsuura 2014:17 [ref. 33576], Psomadakis et al. 2015:335 [ref. 34104], Psomadakis et al. 2020:615 [ref. 37272], Sonoyama et al. 2020:130 [ref. 37637]). Current status: Valid as Ostracion rhinorhynchos Bleeker 1851. Ostraciidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Pakistan and Sri Lanka east to Philippines and Palau, north to central Japan, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.