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pelewensis, Chaetodon Kner [R.] 1868:27 [Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 58 (nos 1-2); ref. 6074] Palau Islands [= Pelew Islands], western Pacific (erroneous, should be Society Islands). Holotype (unique): ?NMW 71181 [ex Museum Godeffroy, Hamburg]. Appeared in more detail in Kner 1868:306 [p. 14 of separate] [ref. 2646]. Type locality corrected according to Schmeltz 1869:15 [ref. 37694]. •Valid as Chaetodon pelewensis Kner 1868 -- (Burgess 1978:719 [ref. 700], Allen 1980:159 [ref. 22764], Blum 1989:14 [ref. 37553], Randall et al. 1990:226 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:224 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:163 [ref. 25479], Allen 1997:152 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:220 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:226 [ref. 25919], Johnson 1999:739 [ref. 25471], Randall 1999:17 [ref. 25829], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:297 [ref. 25191], Randall & Earle 2000:15 [ref. 25806], Hutchins 2001:265 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:36 [ref. 25847], Pyle 2001:3247 [ref. 26117], Allen & Adrim 2003:42 [ref. 26830], Randall et al. 2004:18 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:317 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1293 [ref. 29090], Allen & Erdmann 2012:529 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:100 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:6 [ref. 33988], Fricke et al. 2019:186 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Chaetodon pelewensis Kner 1868. Chaetodontidae. Distribution: Western and southern-central Pacific: New South Wales (Australia), West Papua (Indonesia) and Papua New Guinea east to French Polynesia and Easter Island. Habitat: marine.