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guttulatus, Platax Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831:226, Pl. 186 (part) [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 7; ref. 4881] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-0185. Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:159 [ref. 20718]. If considered an independent description, secondarily preoccupied in Platax by Chaetodon guttulatus Cuvier 1829 and subjectively invalid. •Synonym of Platax orbicularis (Forsskål 1775) -- (Dor 1984:168 [ref. 29757], Kishimoto et al. 1988:26 [ref. 13446], Fricke 1999:528 [ref. 24106]). 2°Homonym. Current status: Synonym of Platax orbicularis (Forsskål 1775). Ephippidae. Habitat: brackish, marine.


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