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murdjan, Sciaena Fabricius [J. C.] (ex Forsskål) in Niebuhr 1775:48, xii [Descriptiones animalium (Forsskål); ref. 1351] Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea. Holotype (unique): ZMUC P4041 (partial dry skin, head missing). Type catalog: Nielsen 1974:58 [ref. 9588]. Spelled murdian in Bloch & Schneider 1801:86 [ref. 471]. Holotype figured in Klausewitz & Nielsen 1965:Pl. 14 [ref. 20847]. Authorship according to Fricke 2008:23 [ref. 30182]. •Valid as Myripristis murdjan (Forsskål 1775) -- (Greenfield 1965:234 [ref. 21267], Greenfield 1974:19 [ref. 7142], Dor 1984:72 [ref. 29757], Shimizu in Masuda et al. 1984:114 [ref. 6441], Randall & Heemstra 1986:424 [ref. 5707], Allen & Swainston 1988:42 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:377 [ref. 12442], Winterbottom et al. 1989:16 [ref. 13251], Chen et al. 1990:254 [ref. 16678], Randall et al. 1990:62 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:76 [ref. 23929], Goren & Dor 1994:17 [ref. 25356], Randall1995:94 [ref. 22896], Kotlyar 1996:88 [ref. 23292], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:189 [ref. 27969], Randall & Yamakawa 1996:217 [ref. 22430], Randall & Greenfield 1996:39 [ref. 22543], Allen 1997:66 [ref. 23977], Chen et al. 1997:29 [ref. 26476], Kuiter 1997:62 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:62 [ref. 25919], Kotlyar 1998:207 [ref. 24674], Myers 1999:81 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:129 [ref. 24106], Randall & Greenfield 1999:2242 [ref. 24790], Johnson 1999:725 [ref. 25471], Allen 2000:85 [ref. 37268], Nakabo 2000:499 [ref. 25086], Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:602 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:142 [ref. 25191], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:51 [ref. 25480], Allen 2000:96 [ref. 25868], Iwatsuki et al. 2000:97 [ref. 26368], Hutchins 2001:25 [ref. 25847], Randall & Stender 2002:139 [ref. 26088], Nakabo 2002:499 [ref. 26001], Choi et al. 2003:226, 550 [ref. 26218], Allen & Adrim 2003:26 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S101 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:616 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:69 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:9 [ref. 27624], Adrim et al. 2004:119 [ref. 27715], Heemstra et al. 2004:3318 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:134 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:89 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:308 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:778 [ref. 29066], Randall 2007:148 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:33 [ref. 30213], Satapoomin 2009:52 [ref. 30463], Motomura et al. 2010:83 [ref. 31256], Fricke et al. 2011:373 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:170 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:252 [ref. 32706], Larson et al. 2013:72 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:41 [ref. 33932], Eguchi & Motomura 2016:73 [ref. 34690], Koeda et al. 2016:16 [ref. 35333], Koeda et al. 2016:2 [ref. 35354], Fricke et al. 2018:113 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:45 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:82 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:67 [ref. 36871], Psomadakis et al. 2020:350 [ref. 37272]). •Valid as Myripristis murdjan (Fabricius 1775) -- (Fricke 2008:23 [ref. 30182]). Current status: Valid as Myripristis murdjan (Fabricius 1775). Holocentridae: Myripristinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Socotra, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Wake Atoll, northern Hawaiian Islands, Samoa and Tonga, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Western Australia and New South Wales (Australia). Habitat: marine.