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hexagonus, Lutjanus Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1802:180, 213 [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 4; ref. 4929] No locality stated [Sumatra, Indonesia]. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-5423 (dry). Type catalog: Bauchot 1970:23 [ref. 20740]. •Valid as Myripristis hexagona (Lacepède 1802) [sometimes as hexagonus] -- (Greenfield 1974:24 [ref. 7142], Shimizu in Masuda et al. 1984:114 [ref. 6441], Randall & Heemstra 1986:423 [ref. 5707], Allen & Swainston 1988:42 [ref. 25477] as hexagonatus, Paxton et al. 1989:377 [ref. 12442], Randall et al. 1990:62 [ref. 15987], Kotlyar 1996:87 [ref. 23292], Randall & Greenfield 1996:32 [ref. 22543], Kotlyar 1997:846 [ref. 23713], Allen 1997:66 [ref. 23977] as hexagonatus, Randall et al. 1997:62 [ref. 25919], Kotlyar 1998:206 [ref. 24674], Fricke 1999:128 [ref. 24106], Randall & Greenfield 1999:2254 [ref. 24790], Nakabo 2000:497 [ref. 25086], Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:602 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:141 [ref. 25191], Allen 2000:96 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:25 [ref. 25847], Iwatsuki et al. 2000:97 [ref. 26368], Nakabo 2002:497 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:26 [ref. 26830], Randall et al. 2004:9 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:89 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:778 [ref. 29066], Fricke et al. 2009:33 [ref. 30213], Satapoomin 2009:51 [ref. 30463], Fricke et al. 2011:373 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:169 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:72 [ref. 32988], Yoshida et al. 2013:65 [ref. 34464], Fricke et al. 2014:41 [ref. 33932], Eguchi & Motomura 2016:69 [ref. 34690], Koeda et al. 2016:16 [ref. 35333], Motomura et al. 2017:58 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:112 [ref. 35805], Satapoomin in Kimura et al. 2018:72 [ref. 36460], Fricke et al. 2019:81 [ref. 36673], Psomadakis et al. 2020:350 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Myripristis hexagona (Lacepède 1802). Holocentridae: Myripristinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: South Africa, East Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Samoa and Tonga, north to Ryukyu Islands and Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia, Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.