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cinereus, Balistes Bonnaterre [J. P.] (ex Sonnerat) 1788:20, Pl. 86 (fig. 353) [Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique des trois règnes de la nature... Ichthyologie; ref. 4940] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. No types known. Type catalog: Beaunier et al. 2009:296 [ref. 28887]. Based on the 'Baliste cendré' of Sonnerat 1775:78 (Journal de Physique, v. 4). •Valid as Rhinecanthus cinereus (Bonnaterre 1788) -- (Matsuura & Shiobara 1989:317 [ref. 13563], Anderson et al. 1998:29 [ref. 23611], Myers 1999:283 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:584 [ref. 24106], Fricke et al. 2009:117 [ref. 30213], Matsuura 2014:7 [ref. 33576], Fricke et al. 2018:378 [ref. 35805], Parenti 2021:658 [ref. 38921]). Current status: Valid as Rhinecanthus cinereus (Bonnaterre 1788). Balistidae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: Comoro Islands, Madagascar, western Mascarenes, Maldives. Habitat: marine.


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