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verrucosus, Balistes Gronow [L. T.] in Gray 1854:33 [Catalogue of fish collected and described by Laurence Theodore Gronow; ref. 1911] Indian seas. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1853.11.12.194 [Gronovius coll.] (skin). Type catalog: Wheeler 1958:245 [ref. 13434]. Objectively invalid; preoccupied by Balistes verrucosus Linnaeus 1758. Balistes niger Park 1797 is a preoccupied name of the species currently known as Sufflamen chrysopterum (Bloch & Schneider 1801) (see G├╝nther 1870:218 [ref. 1995]). •Synonym of Balistes niger Park 1797 -- (Wheeler 1958:245 [ref. 13434] dated 1794). •Synonym of Sufflamen chrysopterum (Bloch & Schneider 1801) -- (Parenti 2021:660 [ref. 38921]). 1┬░Homonym. Current status: Synonym of Sufflamen chrysopterum (Bloch & Schneider 1801). Balistidae. Habitat: marine.


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