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leiognathus, Myripristis Valenciennes [A.] 1846:no p., Pl. 4 (fig. 1) [Voyage autour du monde sur la frégate "la Vénus"; ref. 6165] Galápagos Islands. Holotype: ?MNHN A-2687 (dry). Non-types: ?MNHN 0000-5496 (1, dry). Type catalog: Bauchot 1970:21-22 [ref. 20740] as holotype and paratype, but there can only be a holotype (figured specimen). Dates to publication in plate; corresponding text published as Valenciennes 1855:316 [ref. 4504]. Spelled leignathos in text in 1855, leiognathus on Pl. 4 in 1846. •Valid as Myripristis leiognathus [correct] Valenciennes 1846 [sometimes as leiognathos] -- (Greenfield 1965:234 [ref. 21267], Allen & Robertson 1994:95 [ref. 22193], Schneider & Krupp in Fischer et al. 1995:1185 [ref. 22829], Kotlyar 1996:87 [ref. 23292], McCosker et al. 1997:24 [ref. 22816], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:212 [ref. 24545], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:275 [ref. 24023], Kotlyar 1998:207 [ref. 24674], Thomson et al. 2000:59 [ref. 25640], Nelson et al. 2004:110 [ref. 27807], Mundy 2005:307 [ref. 28379], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:190 [ref. 30957], Page et al. 2013:112 [ref. 32708], Galván-Villa et al. 2016:145 [ref. 34871], Fourriére et al. 2016:443 [ref. 34668], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:608 [ref. 34923]). Current status: Valid as Myripristis leiognathus Valenciennes 1846. Holocentridae: Myripristinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific near the American coast from the Gulf of California and Baja California peninsula to Ecuador and Revillagigedo, Cocos, Gorgona, and the Galápagos Islands. Habitat: marine.