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Heteropriacanthus Fitch [J. E.] & Crooke [S. J.] 1984:310 Masc. Labrus cruentatus Lacep├Ęde 1801. Type by original designation (also monotypic). Technically a synonym of Cookeolus Fowler 1928, but petition was being prepared for submission to ICZN (see Starnes 1988:145 [ref. 6978]). Current usage (sensu Starnes) as a valid genus distinct from Cookeolus Fowler 1928. •Valid as Heteropriacanthus Fitch & Crooke 1984 -- (Starnes 1988:149 [ref. 6978], Paxton et al. 1989:542 [ref. 12442], Kon & Yoshino 1997:351 [ref. 23368], Starnes 1999:2592 [ref. 24834], Starnes 2003:1381 [ref. 27084], Paxton et al. 2006:1117 [ref. 28995], Gomon 2008:556 [ref. 30616], Iwatsuki 2009:100 [ref. 30433], Parin et al. 2014:357 [ref. 33547], Gaither et al. 2015:715 [ref. 35422], Fernandez-Silva & Ho 2017:341 [ref. 35348], Motomura et al. 2017:94 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:163 [ref. 35805], Brown et al. 2019:177 [ref. 36444]). Current status: Valid as Heteropriacanthus Fitch & Crooke 1984. Priacanthidae.