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Species that contain: Kyphosus and elegans [ 2 ] records

elegans, Pimelepterus Peters [W. (C. H.)] 1869:707 [Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1869; ref. 14098] Mazatlán, Sinaloa, western Mexico (purchased). Holotype (unique): ZMB 7071. •Valid as Kyphosus elegans (Peters 1869) -- (Allen & Robertson 1994:177 [ref. 22193], Bussing & López S. 1994:136 [ref. 23101], Sommer in Fischer et al. 1995:1200 [ref. 22829], Franke & Acero P. 1996:767 [ref. 22923], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:195 [ref. 24545], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:430 [ref. 24023], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:391 [ref. 24550], Thomson et al. 2000:139 [ref. 25640], Nelson et al. 2004:150 [ref. 27807], Love et al. 2005:131 [ref. 37547], Béarez & Séret 2009:149 [ref. 36646], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:193 [ref. 30957], Page et al. 2013:154 [ref. 32708], Knudsen & Clements 2013:9, 40 [ref. 33031], Sakai & Nakabo 2014:266, 287 [ref. 33211], Galván-Villa et al. 2016:147 [ref. 34871], Knudsen & Clements 2016:259 [ref. 34458], Fourriére et al. 2016:446 [ref. 34668], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:609 [ref. 34923], González-Murcia et al. 2019:304 [ref. 36544], Love et al. 2021:169 [ref. 39279], Siccha-Ramirez et al. 2023:303 [ref. 40816], Vela-Espinosa et al. 2023:11 [ref. 40981]). Current status: Valid as Kyphosus elegans (Peters 1869). Kyphosidae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific: Pacific coast of southern Baja California Sur (Mexico) south to northern Peru, including Gulf of California (Mexico) and Galapagos Islands (Ecuador); central Pacific: Hawaiian Islands (U.S.A.). Habitat: marine.

sandwicensis, Pimelepterus Sauvage [H.-E.] 1880:221 [11] [Bulletin de la Société philomathique de Paris (7th Série) v. 4; ref. 3888] Hawaiian Islands. Holotype: MNHN 0000-9818. Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:174 [ref. 20718]. On p. 11 of separate. •An older name for the Hawaiian population of Kyphosus pacificus Sakai & Nakabo 2004 -- (Randall 2005:305 [ref. 28239]). •Valid as Kyphosus sandwicensis (Sauvage 1880) -- (Mundy 2005:410 [ref. 28379], Randall 2007:271 [ref. 30952]). •Synonym of Kyphosus elegans (Peters 1869) -- (Knudsen & Clements 2013:40 [ref. 33031], Sakai & Nakabo 2014:287 [ref. 33211]). Current status: Synonym of Kyphosus elegans (Peters 1869). Kyphosidae. Distribution: Western and central Pacific, antiequatorial: Southern Japan, Ogasawara Islands and Micronesia to Hawaiian Islands; Queensland (Australia), Rapa, Tuamotu Archipelago (in valid) or Hawaiian Islands and eastern Pacific (if valid). Habitat: marine.


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