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forsteri, Albula Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847:354 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 19; ref. 4883] Tahiti, Society Islands. Holotype: MNHN 0000-4525. Type catalog: Bauchot 1969:129 [ref. 20807] as holotype. Type information: Whitehead 1986:224 [ref. 5733] as holotype. Currently treated as a synonym of argentea; see account of Albula argentea (Forster 1801). •Synonym of Albula vulpes (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Whitehead 1990:123 [ref. 19325]). •Synonym of Albula glossodonta (Forsskål 1775) -- (Randall & Wheeler 1991:761 [ref. 15994]). •Valid as Albula forsteri Valenciennes 1847 -- (Randall & Bauchot 1999:81 [ref. 23836], Smith & Randall 1999:1624 [ref. 24662], Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:584 [ref. 25122], Randall & Earle 2000:5 [ref. 25806], Hutchins 2001:16 [ref. 25847], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S94 [ref. 27377], Randall 2005:25 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:108 [ref. 28379], Pfeiler et al. 2006:781 [ref. 28922], Paxton et al. 2006:227 [ref. 28995], Motomura et al. 2010:69 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:70 [ref. 31980]). •See Colborn et al. 2001:807 [ref. 25230]. •Synonym of Albula argentea (Forster 1801) -- (Hidaka et al. 2008:58 [ref. 29526], Pfeiler et al. 2011:3 [ref. 31589], Kottelat 2013:35 [ref. 32989]). Replacement Name. Current status: Synonym of Albula argentea (Forster 1801). Albulidae: Albulinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Western Australia east to Fiji and French Polynesia; Hawaiian Islands [if valid]. Habitat: brackish, marine.