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punctatus, Scaradon Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1844:91 [Fauna Japonica Parts 5-6; ref. 4372] Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. Lectotype: RMNH D1195 (stuffed). Paralectotypes: RMNH D1192-1194 (3, stuffed), D2258 (1, stuffed). Lectotype selected by Boeseman 1947:87 [ref. 12876]. •Valid as Oplegnathus punctatus (Temminck & Schlegel 1844) -- (Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:190 [ref. 6441], Machida in Okamura et al. 1985:523, 695 [ref. 8056], Chen et al. 1997:130 [ref. 26476], Myers 1999:174 [ref. 23965], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:624 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:956 [ref. 25182], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:185 [ref. 25480], Shimizu 2001:33 [ref. 25799], Nakabo 2002:956 [ref. 26193], Youn 2002:359, 628 [ref. 26218], Parin 2003:S15 [ref. 28536], Lobel & Lobel 2004:73 [ref. 27576], Mundy 2005:414 [ref. 28379], Randall 2007:301 [ref. 30952], Motomura et al. 2010:143 [ref. 31256], Motomura et al. 2015:26 [ref. 34709], Knudsen & Clements 2016:259 [ref. 34458] in family Kyphosidae, Koeda et al. 2016:62 [ref. 35333], Koeda et al. 2016:12 [ref. 35354], Nakae in Kimura et al. 2018:213 [ref. 36460]). Current status: Valid as Oplegnathus punctatus (Temminck & Schlegel 1844). Oplegnathidae. Distribution: Western and central Pacific: South China Sea to Japan, Mariana Islands, Ogasawara Islands, Hawaiian Islands and Johnston Island. Habitat: marine.