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zanzibarensis, Chaetodon Playfair [R. L.] in Playfair & G√ľnther 1867:33, Pl. 6 (fig. 1) [The fishes of Zanzibar; ref. 3490] Zanzibar, Tanzania, western Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): ?BMNH 1868.5.30.110. Original spelling was zanzibarensis and that spelling should be used. •Valid as Chaetodon zanzibarensis Playfair 1867 -- (Burgess 1978:462 [ref. 700] as zanzibariensis, Allen 1980:162 [ref. 22764] as zanzibariensis, Heemstra 1986:630 [ref. 5660], Blum 1989:14 [ref. 37553], Winterbottom et al. 1989:43 [ref. 13251], Fricke 1999:340 [ref. 24106], Kuiter & Debelius 1999:234 [ref. 24303] as zanzibariensis, Smith et al. 2003:304 [ref. 27125] as zanzibariensis, Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S112 [ref. 27377], Heemstra et al. 2004:3323 [ref. 27945], Fricke et al. 2009:73 [ref. 30213], Fricke et al. 2013:262 [ref. 32706], Fricke et al. 2018:239 [ref. 35805], Zajonz et al. 2019:83 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Chaetodon zanzibarensis Playfair 1867. Chaetodontidae: Chaetodontinae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) and East Africa, Socotra, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Chagos Archipelago. Habitat: marine.


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