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oligacanthus, Plectropoma Bleeker [P.] 1855:422 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch IndiĆ« v. 7 (no. 3); ref. 16941] Jakarta, Java, Indonesia. Lectotype: RMNH 5513. Paralectotypes: ?BMNH 1880.4.21.45 (1). Lectotype selected by Randall & Hoese 1986:21 [ref. 6009]. •Valid as Plectropomus oligacanthus (Bleeker 1855) -- (Randall & Hoese 1986:20 [ref. 6009], Allen & Swainston 1988:58 [ref. 25477] as oligocanthus, Paxton et al. 1989:500 [ref. 12442], Randall et al. 1990:119 [ref. 15987], Randall & Heemstra 1991:296 [ref. 19601], Heemstra & Randall 1993:295 [ref. 21042], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:245 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:86 [ref. 23977] as oligocanthus, Chen et al. 1997:40 [ref. 26476] dated 1845, Randall et al. 1997:119 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:116 [ref. 23965], Heemstra & Randall 1999:2535 [ref. 24815], Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:610 [ref. 25122], Allen 2000:98 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:262 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:30 [ref. 25847], Allen & Adrim 2003:32 [ref. 26830], Hoese et al. 2006:1022 [ref. 28999], Craig et al. 2011:342 [ref. 31786], dated 1854, Allen & Erdmann 2012:284 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:64 [ref. 33932], Motomura et al. 2017:92 [ref. 35490], Ma & Craig 2018:456 [ref. 36100], Fricke et al. 2019:122 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Plectropomus oligacanthus (Bleeker 1855). Serranidae: Epinephelinae. Distribution: Southeastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Indonesia east to Marshall and Solomon islands, north to Sabah (Malaysia) and Philippines, south to Western Australia and Cape York (Queensland, Australia). Habitat: marine.