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lunula, Rhinecanthus Randall [J. E.] & Steene [R. C.] 1983:46, Figs. 8-10 [Freshwater and Marine Aquarium v. 6 (no. 7); ref. 6023] Outside barrier reef about 1/4 mile east of Teavaraa Pass, Papara, Tahiti, Society Islands, depth 15 meters. Holotype: BPBM 8995. Paratypes: BMNH 1981.12.31.1 (1); BPBM 17177 (1), 24459 (1); CAS 44268 (1); USNM 220357 (1). •Valid as Rhinecanthus lunula Randall & Steene 1983 -- (Matsuura & Shiobara 1989:317 [ref. 13563], Randall et al. 1990:456 [ref. 15987], Allen 1997:240 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:456 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:283 [ref. 23965], Randall 1999:30 [ref. 25829], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:456 [ref. 25191], Randall et al. 2004:31 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:626 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1874 [ref. 29098], Matsuura 2014:7 [ref. 33576], Parenti 2021:658 [ref. 38921]). Current status: Valid as Rhinecanthus lunula Randall & Steene 1983. Balistidae. Distribution: Southwestern Pacific, South Pacific: Queensland (Australia) east to Pitcairn Island. Habitat: marine.


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