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capistratus, Balistes Shaw [G.] 1804:417 [General zoology or systematic natural history; ref. 4015] Indian Seas. No types known. Based on "Baliste bridĂ©" of Lacepède. Neotype designation by Fricke 1999:588 [ref. 24106] is invalid; see Fricke 2000:639 [ref. 24537]. •Valid as Pachynatus capistratus (Shaw 1804) -- (Hiyama in Kumada 1937:54 [ref. 39147]). •Synonym of Sufflamen fraenatus (Latreille 1804) [frenatum is probably correct] -- (Randall et al. 1990:458 [ref. 15987], Randall 1995:394 [ref. 22896], Fricke 1999:587 [ref. 24106], Choi et al. 2003:692 [ref. 26218], Mundy 2005:526 [ref. 28379] as frenatum, Fricke & Kulbicki 2006:356 [ref. 28867] as fraenatum, Randall 2007:473 [ref. 30952], Parenti 2021:661 [ref. 38921], Matsuura 2022:427 [ref. 40250]). Current status: Synonym of Sufflamen fraenatum (Latreille 1804). Balistidae. Habitat: marine.


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