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monostigma, Mesoprion Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1828:446 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 2; ref. 997] Seychelles, western Indian Ocean. Surviving syntype: MNHN 0000-8278 (1). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1981:17-18 [ref. 21549] as holotype. Based on description and illustration in manuscript by Commerson (Philibert Commerson, 1727-1773, French explorer and naturalist), and a specimen at MNHN. •Valid as Lutjanus monostigma (Cuvier 1828) -- (Akazaki in Masuda et al. 1984:169 [ref. 6441], Dor 1984:142 [ref. 29757], Allen & Talbot 1985:61 [ref. 6491], Allen 1985:106 [ref. 6843], Allen in Anderson 1986:576 [ref. 5634], Iwatsuki et al. 1989:476 [ref. 12750], Winterbottom et al. 1989:37 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:182 [ref. 15987], Goren & Dor 1994:37 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:202 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:285 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:124 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:184 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:182 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:146 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:272 [ref. 24106], Randall 1999:15 [ref. 25829], Nakabo 2000:826 [ref. 25086], Allen in Randall & Lim 2000:618 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:247 [ref. 25191], Randall & Earle 2000:14 [ref. 25806], Allen 2000:102 [ref. 25868], Sakai et al. 2001:98 [ref. 25693], Hutchins 2001:263 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:34 [ref. 25847], Anderson & Allen 2001:2887 [ref. 26099], Nakabo 2002:826 [ref. 26001], Youn 2002:336, 611 [ref. 26218], Allen & Adrim 2003:39 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S108 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:627 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:71 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:16 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3321 [ref. 27945], Randall 2005:249 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1201 [ref. 29090], Fricke et al. 2009:61 [ref. 30213], Iwatsuki & Satapoomin 2009:140 [ref. 31128], Motomura et al. 2010:119 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:452 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:86 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:6 [ref. 33988], Motomura et al. 2015:24 [ref. 34709], Koeda et al. 2016:41 [ref. 35333], Motomura et al. 2017:132 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:198 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:91 [ref. 36273], Iwatsuki in Kimura et al. 2018:153 [ref. 36460], Fricke et al. 2019:154 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:77 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Lutjanus monostigma (Cuvier 1828). Lutjanidae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Socotra, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Kiribati (Line Islands) and Pitcairn, north to southern Japan, south to off northwestern Australia, Queensland (Australia), New Caledonia and Rapa. Habitat: marine.