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vaigiensis, Pimelepterus Quoy [J. R. C.] & Gaimard [J. P.] 1825:386, Pl. 62 (fig. 4) [Voyage autour du monde; ref. 3574] Waigiou [Pulau Waigeo, Papua Barat, Indonesia, western Pacific]. Lectotype: MNHN 0000-9602. Paralectotypes: MNHN 1995-0013 (1). Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:174 [ref. 20718]. Spelled waigensis in literature as an unjustified emendation. Lectotype selected by Sakai & Nakabo 1995:66 [ref. 21821]. •Valid as Kyphosus vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard 1825) -- (Dor 1984:167 [ref. 29757], Smith 1986:603 [ref. 5712], Allen & Swainston 1988:92 [ref. 25477], Randall et al. 1990:215 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:212 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:162 [ref. 25479], Goren & Dor 1994:46 [ref. 25356], Sakai & Nakabo 1995 [ref. 21821], Randall 1995:247 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:390 [ref. 27969], Clements 1997:219 [ref. 23459], Allen 1997:144 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:202 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:215 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:174 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:324 [ref. 24106], Johnson 1999:738 [ref. 25471], Allen 2000:89 [ref. 37268], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:623 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:957 [ref. 25182], Randall & Earle 2000:15 [ref. 25806], Allen 2000:105 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:264 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:36 [ref. 25847], Sakai 2001:3295 [ref. 26121], Nakabo 2002:957 [ref. 26193], Choi et al. 2003:356, 626 [ref. 26218], Allen & Adrim 2003:42 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S111 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:631 [ref. 27495], Sakai & Nakabo 2004:20 [ref. 27596], Randall et al. 2004:18 [ref. 27624], Adrim et al. 2004:122 [ref. 27715], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:251 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:306 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:411 [ref. 28379], Hoese & Bray 2006:1323 [ref. 29000], Sakai & Nakabo 2006:354 [ref. 29152], Randall 2007:272 [ref. 30952], Sakai & Nakabo 2008:2 [ref. 29523], Fricke et al. 2009:71 [ref. 30213], Satapoomin 2009:180 [ref. 30463], Motomura et al. 2010:133 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:515 [ref. 31980], Knudsen & Clements 2013:6 [ref. 32384], Smith-Vaniz & Collette 2013:179 [ref. 32953], Knudsen & Clements 2013:9, 65 [ref. 33031], Larson et al. 2013:158 [ref. 32988], Yoshida et al. 2013:163 [ref. 34464], Fricke et al. 2014:98 [ref. 33932], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:58 [ref. 33341], Wirtz et al. 2014:8 [ref. 33516] but spelled vaigensus, Parin et al. 2014:375 [ref. 33547], Mannino et al. 2015:45 [ref. 33840], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:6 [ref. 33988], Duffy & Ahyong 2015:115 [ref. 36167], Psomadakis et al. 2015:289 [ref. 34104], Knudsen & Clements 2015:1319 [ref. 34204], Galván-Villa et al. 2016:147 [ref. 34871], Knudsen & Clements 2016:259 [ref. 34458], Fourriére et al. 2016:446 [ref. 34668] with author as Gill 1862, Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:609 [ref. 34923], Robertson et al. 2016:146 [ref. 34961], Koeda et al. 2016:52 [ref. 35333], Knudsen & Clements 2016:261 [ref. 34458], Kells et al. 2016:252 [ref. 35888], Brutto 2017:382 [ref. 35263], Motomura et al. 2017:177 [ref. 35490], Bañón et al. 2017:6 [ref. 35616], Fricke et al. 2018:233 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:107 [ref. 36273], Satapoomin in Kimura et al. 2018:198 [ref. 36460], Bañón et al. 2019:191 [ref. 36706], Brown et al. 2019:176 [ref. 36444], Burton & Lea 2019:78 [ref. 37205], Carneiro et al. 2019:239 [ref. 37250], Fricke et al. 2019:180 [ref. 36673], Reiner 2019:232 [ref. 38139], Zajonz et al. 2019:82 [ref. 36871], Guabiroba et al. 2020:702 [ref. 37571], Pimentel et al. 2020:6 [ref. 38051], Psomadakis et al. 2020:510 [ref. 37272], Robertson et al. 2020:156 [ref. 38098], Sonoyama et al. 2020:83 [ref. 37637]). Current status: Valid as Kyphosus vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard 1825). Kyphosidae. Distribution: Western Atlantic including Caribbean Sea; eastern Atlantic: including São Tomé and Principe; Red Sea; Indo-Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Socotra, Madagascar and Réunion (Mascarenes) east to Hawaiian Islands, Line Islands and Marquesas Islands, north to Japan, south to Western Australia, New South Wales (Australia), northern New Zealand, Kermadec Islands, Tonga and Rapa; eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.