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perspicillaris, Tetraodon Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1829:63 [Atlas zu der Reise im nördlichen Africa. Fische des Rothen Meeres; ref. 3843] Red Sea. Syntypes: SMF 260 (1, dry), 196-99 (4), 6200-01 (1, 1, dry), 8184 (1, skeleton). Dor 1984:283 [ref. 29757] lists paralectotypes but does not designate a lectotype. •Synonym of Arothron hispidus (Linnaeus 1758), but a valid subspecies -- (Dor 1984:283 [ref. 29757], Goren & Dor 1994:74 [ref. 25356]). •Valid as Arothron perspicillaris (Rüppell 1829) -- (Fricke 2008:59 [ref. 30182]). •Synonym of Arothron hispidus (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Randall et al. 2012:42, 52 [ref. 31764], Kottelat 2013:472 [ref. 32989], Golani & Fricke 2018:181 [ref. 36273], Matsuura 2022:458 [ref. 40261]). Current status: Synonym of Arothron hispidus (Linnaeus 1758). Tetraodontidae. Habitat: marine.


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