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bengalensis, Holocentrus Bloch [M. E.] 1790:102, Pl. 246 (fig. 2) [Naturgeschichte der ausl√§ndischen Fische v. 4; ref. 469] Bengalen [Bengal, Bay of Bengal, eastern Indian Ocean]. Lectotype: ZMB 303. Paralectotypes (?): ZMB 300 (1), 33057 (1, right skin). Type catalog: Paepke 1999:97 [ref. 24282]. On p. 82 of Bloch's Ichthyologie, v. 7 [ref. 21381]. Lectotype selected by Paepke 1999:97 [ref. 24282]. •Valid as Lutjanus bengalensis (Bloch 1790) -- (Kyushin et al. 1977:68 [ref. 19756], Dor 1984:138 [ref. 29757], Allen & Talbot 1985:21 [ref. 6491], Allen 1985:61 [ref. 6843], Goren & Dor 1994:37 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:197 [ref. 22896], Allen 1997:124 [ref. 23977], Iwatsuki et al. 1999:314 [ref. 23961], Fricke 1999:266 [ref. 24106], Nakabo 2000:820 [ref. 25086], Allen in Randall & Lim 2000:617 [ref. 25122], Iwatsuki et al. 2000:100 [ref. 26368], Anderson & Allen 2001:2863 [ref. 26099], Nakabo 2002:820 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:38 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S108 [ref. 27377], Peristiwady et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:87 [ref. 27510], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:201 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:248 [ref. 28239], Fricke et al. 2009:60 [ref. 30213], Iwatsuki & Satapoomin 2009:136 [ref. 31128], Motomura et al. 2010:118 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:445 [ref. 31980], Koeda et al. 2014:1 [ref. 35337], Iwatsuki et al. 2015:38 [ref. 34089], Psomadakis et al. 2015:241 [ref. 34104], Iwatsuki et al. 2016:526 [ref. 34361], Motomura et al. 2017:129 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:194 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:92 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Lutjanus bengalensis (Bloch 1790). Lutjanidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: India east to Indonesia and Philippines, north to Ryukyu Islands. Replaced in the western Indian Ocean by L. octolineatus (Cuvier 1828), and in the northwestern Indian Ocean and Red Sea by L. sapphirolineatus Iwatsuki, Al-Mamry & Heemstra 2016 [see ref. 34361]. Habitat: marine.