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japonicus, Aulopus Günther [A.] 1877:444 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 4) v. 20 (no. 119) (art. 56); ref. 2009] Yokohama market, Japan. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1879.5.14.599. Also described as new in Günther 1880:72 [ref. 2011]. •Valid as Aulopus japonicus Günther 1877 -- (Yamakawa in Okamura & Kitajima 1984:159, 342 [ref. 8057], Yamakawa in Masuda et al. 1984:60 [ref. 6441], Paulin et al. 1989:104 [ref. 24556] [misidentified], Paxton & Niem 1999:1920 [ref. 24746], Nakabo 2000:349 [ref. 25086], Paxton in Randall & Lim 2000:591 [ref. 25122], Kawaguchi et al. 2001:213 [ref. 25540], Shinohara et al. 2001:299 [ref. 25995], Chen 2002:86 [ref. 26587] dated 1880, Nakabo 2002:349 [ref. 26001], Shinohara et al. 2005:407 [ref. 28370], Prokofiev 2008:134 [ref. 29501], Matsunuma et al. 2008:71 [ref. 30901], Davis 2010:454 [ref. 37081], Shinohara et al. 2011:39 [ref. 31715], Shinohara et al. 2014:238 [ref. 33330]). •Valid as Hime japonica (Günther 1877) -- (Parin & Kotlyar 1989:407 [ref. 12748], Thompson 1998:50 [ref. 23291], Choi et al. 2003:199, 532 [ref. 26218] as japonicus, Mundy 2005:192 [ref. 28379], Hoese et al. 2006:464 [ref. 28999], Randall 2007:105 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2011:358 [ref. 31242], Gomon et al. 2013:141, 145 [ref. 33017], Gomon & Struthers 2015:371 [ref. 34039], Balushkin & Prirodina 2020:15 [ref. 37828], Sonoyama et al. 2020:26 [ref. 37637]). Current status: Valid as Hime japonica (Günther 1877). Aulopidae. Distribution: Western Pacific, antiequatorial: Taiwan, East China Sea and Japan. Southeastern Australia, New Caledonia, northern New Zealand and the Hawaiian records represent a different species [based on ref. 33017]. Habitat: marine.