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Plesiops Oken [L.] (ex Cuvier) 1817:1182 Masc. Pharopteryx nigricans Rüppell 1828. Type by subsequent designation. Based on "Les Plésiops" of Cuvier 1816:266 [ref. 993] (not latinized, not available). Type not named with original description; first addition of species not researched; type by subsequent designation of Bleeker 1876:322 [ref. 448] (see Mooi 1995:7 [ref. 22053]). Kottelat dates to Cuvier 1816:266 [ref. 993] and claims it is available. •Valid as Plesiops Oken 1817 -- (Hayashi in Masuda et al. 1984:140 [ref. 6441], Heemstra 1986:543 [ref. 5660], Paxton et al. 1989:526 [ref. 12442], Mooi & Randall 1991:373 [ref. 19340], Mooi 1993:322 [ref. 21801], Mooi 1995 [ref. 22053], Mooi 1999:2582 [ref. 24831], Mooi & Gill 2004:181 [ref. 27890], Hoese & Gates 2006:1055 [ref. 28997] with author as Bosc 1818, Motomura 2009:98 [ref. 30446], Fricke et al. 2018:162 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Plesiops Oken 1817. Plesiopidae: Plesiopinae.