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Priacanthus Oken [L.] (ex Cuvier) 1817:1182 Masc. Anthias macrophthalmus Bloch 1792. Type by subsequent designation. Based on "Les Priacanthes" of Cuvier 1816:281 [ref. 993] (see Gill 1903:966 [ref. 5768]) and possibly Cuvier 1814:90. Cuvier included 2 species in a footnote; earliest subsequent designation appears to be Jordan & Evermann 1896:1237 [ref. 2443]. •Valid as Priacanthus Oken 1817 -- (Hureau 1973:364 [ref. 7197], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:143 [ref. 6441], Hureau in Whitehead et al. 1986:799 [ref. 13676], Heemstra 1986:545 [ref. 5660], Starnes 1988:154 [ref. 6978], Paxton et al. 1989:543 [ref. 12442], Kon & Yoshino 1997:351 [ref. 23368], Starnes 1999:2592 [ref. 24834], Starnes 2003:1381 [ref. 27084], Parin 2003:S5 [ref. 28536], Paxton et al. 2006:1118 [ref. 28995], Iwatsuki 2009:101 [ref. 30433], Shinohara et al. 2011:49 [ref. 31715], Iwatsuki et al. 2012:54 [ref. 31809], Parin et al. 2014:357 [ref. 33547], Trnski 2015:1233 [ref. 34198], Motomura et al. 2017:94 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:163 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:70 [ref. 36273] once misspelled Riacanthus, Fricke et al. 2019:130 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Priacanthus Oken 1817. Priacanthidae.