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Dendrochirus (subgenus of Pterois) Swainson [W.] 1839:180 Masc. Pterois zebra Cuvier 1829. Type by subsequent designation. As Dendrochirus on p. 180; Brachirus (p. 71) and Brachyrus (p. 264). Bleeker 1876:42 serves as first reviser selecting Dendrochirus (see Eschmeyer & Randall 1975:275 [ref. 6389]). Type designated by Swain 1882 for Brachyrus. •Tentatively a synonym of Pterois Oken 1817 -- (Kochzius et al. 2003:400 [ref. 27290] on molecular data). •Valid as Dendrochirus Swainson 1839 -- (Amaoka in Masuda et al. 1984:316 [ref. 6441], Eschmeyer 1986:465 [ref. 5652], Paxton et al. 1989:440 [ref. 12442], Poss 1999:2299 [ref. 24796], Mandrytsa 2001:253 [ref. 25636], Allen et al. 2006:878 [ref. 29002], Freshwater et al. 2009:39 [ref. 30268], Motomura 2009:64 [ref. 30463], Matsunuma & Motomura 2013:1 [ref. 32776], Motomura & Struthers 2015:1091 [ref. 34285], Fricke et al. 2018:130 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:52 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:100 [ref. 36673], Matsunuma & Motomura 2019:[1] [ref. 36536]). Current status: Valid as Dendrochirus Swainson 1839. Scorpaenidae: Pteroinae.