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Ostichthys Cuvier [G.] (ex Langsdorff) in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829:174 Masc. Myripristis japonicus Cuvier 1829. Mentioned in synonymy of Myripristis, with species O. aureus in synonymy of Myripristis japonicus. Treated as a valid subgenus by Jordan & Evermann 1896:846 [ref. 2443] and therefore dates to 1829 (Art. 11.6) with authorship as Cuvier (Art. 50.7) (see Appendix A in Eschmeyer 1990 [ref. 20647]); type by subsequent designation of Jordan & Evermann. •Treated as valid by current workers, but with Jordan & Evermann as authors -- (e.g., Kotlyar 1996:89 [ref. 23292], Kotlyar 1998:209 [ref. 24674]). •Synonym of Plectroplops and Myripristus (Dornburg et al. 2012:733 [ref. 32550]). •Valid as Ostichthys Cuvier 1829 -- (Randall & Greenfield 1999:2226 [ref. 24790] with authorship unspecified, Allen et al. 2006:780 [ref. 29066], Satapoomin 2009:52 [ref. 30463], Kotlyar 2017:38 [ref. 35137], Fricke 2017:62 [ref. 35313], Motomura et al. 2017:58 [ref. 35490], Fricke 2017:[2] [ref. 35637], Golani & Fricke 2018:45 [ref. 36273], Matsunuma et al. 2018:[1] [ref. 35840], Fricke et al. 2019:84 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Ostichthys Cuvier 1829. Holocentridae: Myripristinae.