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Branchiostegus Rafinesque [C. S.] 1815:86 Masc. Coryphaenoides hottuynii Lacepède 1801 (= Coryphaena japonica Houttuyn 1782). Type by being a replacement name. As "Branchiostegus L. [sic for R.=Rafinesque] Coryphaenoides Lac." Available replacement name for Coryphaenoides Lacepède 1801 (not of Gunner). Regarded as the family Branchiostegidae by some authors. •Valid as Branchiostegus Rafinesque 1815 -- (Dooley & Paxton 1975 [ref. 7419], Dooley 1978:30 [ref. 5499], Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:151 [ref. 6441], Heemstra 1986:613 [ref. 5660], Dooley & Kailola 1988 [ref. 7299], Paxton et al. 1989:565 [ref. 12442], Imamura 2000:219 [ref. 24799], Dooley 1999:2633 [ref. 24837], Paxton et al. 2006:1127 [ref. 28995], Shinohara et al. 2011:49 [ref. 31715], Dooley & Iwatsuki 2012:32 [ref. 31853] in Branchiostegidae, Hiramatsu & Yoshina 2012:41 [ref. 32026], Fricke et al. 2018:177 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:80 [ref. 36273], Hiramatsu et al. 2019:133 [ref. 36928]). Current status: Valid as Branchiostegus Rafinesque 1815. Malacanthidae: Latilinae.