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Caracanthus Krøyer [H. N.] 1845:264, 267 Masc. Caracanthus typicus Krøyer 1845. Type by monotypy (also by use of typicus). Tthe Caracanthidae is included in the Scorpaenidae following Shinohara & Imamura 2005:64 [ref. 28198], but retain it in a subfamily for now. •Valid as Caracanthus Krøyer 1845 -- (Nakabo in Masuda et al. 1984:318 [ref. 6441], Eschmeyer 1986:481 [ref. 5652], Paxton et al. 1989:458 [ref. 12442], Poss 1999:2355 [ref. 24796], Mandrytsa 2001:256 [ref. 25636], Shinohara & Imamura 2005:64 [ref. 28198] with placement in the Scorpaenidae, Hoese & Gates 2006:919 [ref. 28997] dated 1844, Motomura 2009:64 [ref. 30463], Fricke et al. 2018:129 [ref. 35805], Fricke et al. 2019:100 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Caracanthus Krøyer 1845. Scorpaenidae: Caracanthinae.