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japonicus, Cottus Pallas [P. S.] (ex Steller) 1769:30, Pl. 5 (figs. 1-3) [Spicilegia Zoologica v. 1 (fasc. 7); ref. 20848] Kuril Islands. Holotype (unique): Zin (apparently lost). Original spelling of name is Cottvs iaponicvs (historical typeset, equals Cottus japonicus). Based on manuscript description by G. W. Steller. Percis is evidently feminine, so japonica is correct. •Valid as Percis japonica (Pallas 1769) [or japonicus] -- (Kanayama in Amaoka et al. 1983:291, 340 [ref. 8379], Kanayama in Masuda et al. 1984:331 [ref. 6441], Lindberg & Krasyukova 1987:280 [ref. 15964], Maeda & Amaoka 1988:58 [ref. 12616], Kanayama 1991:27 [ref. 19261], Sheiko 1993:79 [ref. 21227], Sokolovskaya et al. 1998:10 [ref. 24670], Busby 1998:16 [ref. 25508], Nakabo 2000:659 [ref. 25086], Sheiko & Fedorov 2000:30 [ref. 25650], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:530 [ref. 25968], Nakabo 2002:659 [ref. 26001], Choi et al. 2003:273, 582 [ref. 26218], Parin et al. 2002:S100 [ref. 28300], Fedorov et al. 2003:90 [ref. 27579], Sheiko & Mecklenburg 2004:3 [ref. 27591], Glubokov & Orlov 2008:426 [ref. 31013], Shinohara et al. 2011:46 [ref. 31715], Page et al. 2013:126 [32708], Shinohara et al. 2014:253 [ref. 33330], Parin et al. 2014:293 [ref. 33547], Mecklenburg & Steinke 2015:164 [ref. 34033], Pietsch & Orr 2015:49 [ref. 34694], Tohkairin et al. 2015:8 [ref. 35331], Mecklenburg et al. 2016:114 [ref. 34440], Kells et al. 2016:204 [ref. 35888], Mecklenburg et al. 2018:260 [ref. 36370]). Current status: Valid as Percis japonica (Pallas 1769). Agonidae: Hypsagoninae. Distribution: North Pacific and margin of Arctic Region. Habitat: marine.