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valentini, Tetraodon Bleeker [P.] 1853:130 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 4 (no. 1); ref. 16900] Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. Bleeker specimens: BMNH 1858.4.21.191 (1), 1867.11.28.123 (1); MNHN 0000-2305 (2) Ambon, 0000-2306 (1) Jakarta; NMV 46075 (1). Type catalog: Le Danois 1961:281 [ref. 21439]. Neotype designation by Fricke 1999:610 [ref. 24106] is invalid; see Fricke 2000:639 [ref. 24537]. Based in part on 'Ikan kaskasse' of Valentyn 1726:353, fig. 19 [ref. 30358]. •Valid as Canthigaster valentini (Bleeker 1853) -- (Allen & Randall 1977:484 [ref. 6714], Matsuura in Masuda et al. 1984:365 [ref. 6441], Smith & Heemstra 1986:899 [ref. 5714], Winterbottom et al. 1989:70 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:477 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:417 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:168 [ref. 25479], Randall 1995:406 [ref. 22896], Lindberg et al. 1997:163 [ref. 23547], Allen 1997:246 [ref. 23977], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:648 [ref. 24023], Kuiter 1997:420 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:477 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:291 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:609 [ref. 24106], Johnson 1999:755 [ref. 25471], Allen 2000:95 [ref. 37268], Matsuura in Randall & Lim 2000:648 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1419 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:470 [ref. 25191], Allen 2000:125 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:48 [ref. 25847], Matsuura 2001:3956 [ref. 26317], Nakabo 2002:1419 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:65 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S124 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:651 [ref. 27495], Matsuura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:229 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:32 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3332 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:453 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:651 [ref. 28239], Hoese et al. 2006:1919 [ref. 29099], Fricke et al. 2009:122 [ref. 30213], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:195 [ref. 30957], Motomura et al. 2010:238 [ref. 31256], Caratini & Soriano 2011:18 [ref. 39915], Williams et al. 2012:87 [ref. 32264], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1096 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:273 [ref. 32706], Fricke et al. 2014:199 [ref. 33932], Koeda et al. 2016:114 [ref. 35333], Koeda et al. 2016:18 [ref. 35354], Fricke et al. 2018:387 [ref. 35805], Arndt & Fricke 2019:31 [ref. 36883], Fricke et al. 2019:335 [ref. 36673], Mishra et al. 2019:300 [ref. 36950], Zajonz et al. 2019:103 [ref. 36871], Psomadakis et al. 2020:620 [ref. 37272], Matsuura et al. 2020:86 [ref. 37714], Matsuura 2022:466 [ref. 40261], Fricke et al. 2024:88 [ref. 41255]). Current status: Valid as Canthigaster valentini (Bleeker 1853). Tetraodontidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: South Africa, East Africa, Socotra (Yemen), Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and Mascarenes (La Réunion, Mauritius, Rodrigues) east to Tuamotu Archipelago (French Polynesia), north to South Korea, southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands (Japan), south to Australia and Lord Howe Island (Australia); eastern Pacific: waifs reaching Galápagos Archipelago (Ecuador). Habitat: marine.


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