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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], Choi et al. 2003:336, 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], Eagderi et al. 2019:82 [ref. 37020], Fricke et al. 2019:154 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:77 [ref. 36871], Psomadakis et al. 2020:453 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Lutjanus monostigma (Cuvier 1828). Lutjanidae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Persian Gulf, 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.