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variegatus, Bovicthys Richardson [J.] 1846:56, Pl. 34 (figs. 1-4) [Ichthyology of the voyage of H. M. S. Erebus & Terror v. 2 (2); ref. 3740] Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia [New Zealand]. Lectotype: BMNH 1855.9.19.82 (smaller specimen). Paralectotypes: BMNH 1855.9.19.82 (1, larger specimen). Lectotype selected by Hardy 1989:1644 [ref. 17671]. Original genus should have been Bovichtus. Spelled Bovicthys on p. 56, Bovichthys on p. 56 and pl. 34. •Valid as Bovichtus variegatus (Richardson 1846) -- (Hardy 1989:1641 [ref. 17671], Paulin et al. 1989:212 [ref. 24556], Paulin & Roberts 1992:145 [ref. 24625], Kuiter 1993:321 [ref. 23929] with locality as New Zealand, Eastman & Eakin 2000:14 [ref. 24631], Balushkin 2000:S96 [ref. 29555], Stewart 2015:1437 [ref. 34196], Balushkin 2016:500 [ref. 35400], Near et al. 2019:[3] [ref. 36617], Eastman & Eakin 2021:[2] [ref. 38307]). Current status: Valid as Bovichtus variegatus (Richardson 1846). Bovichtidae. Distribution: Southwestern Pacific: New Zealand endemic. Habitat: marine.