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maculatus, Bodianus Bloch [M. E.] 1790:48, Pl. 228 [Naturgeschichte der ausl√§ndischen Fische v. 4; ref. 469] "Japan" [probably in error for Java, Indonesia]. Holotype (unique): ZMB 8599 (right skin). Type catalog: Paepke 1999:134 [ref. 24282]. On p. 35 of Bloch's Ichthyologie, v. 7 [ref. 21381]. •Valid as Plectropomus maculatus (Bloch 1790) -- (Kyushin et al. 1977:184 [ref. 19756], Kyushin et al. 1982:159 [ref. 19754], Dor 1984:102 [ref. 29757], Randall & Hoese 1986:16 [ref. 6009], Allen & Swainston 1988:58 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:500 [ref. 12442], Randall et al. 1990:118 [ref. 15987], Randall & Heemstra 1991:295 [ref. 19601], Heemstra & Randall 1993:293 [ref. 21042], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:245 [ref. 27969], Larson & Williams 1997:355 [ref. 23967], Allen 1997:86 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:106 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:118 [ref. 25919], Heemstra & Randall 1999:2534 [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], Adrim et al. 2004:120 [ref. 27715], Hoese et al. 2006:1022 [ref. 28999], Craig et al. 2011:339 [ref. 31786], Allen & Erdmann 2012:283 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:103 [ref. 32988], Yoshida et al. 2013:100 [ref. 34464], Fricke et al. 2015:7 [ref. 33930], Motomura et al. 2017:91 [ref. 35490], Ma & Craig 2018:456 [ref. 36100], Fricke et al. 2019:122 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Plectropomus maculatus (Bloch 1790). Serranidae: Epinephelinae. Distribution: Southeastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Indonesia east to Solomon Islands, north to Philippines, south to Western Australia and Queensland (Australia). Habitat: marine.