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japonicum, Acropoma Günther [A.] 1859:250 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 1; ref. 1961] Japanese Sea. No types known. Based on Acropoma sp. of Temminck & Schlegel 1843:31 [ref. 4371] and Pl. 12 (figs. 2-3) in 1845 [ref. 4373]. Apparently confused by authors with Synagrops japonicus (Döderlein 1883); there are two separate species: Acropoma japonicum Günther and a Synagrops japonicus (Döderlein). •Valid as Acropoma japonicum Günther 1859 -- (Dor 1984:119 [ref. 29757], Katayama in Masuda et al. 1984:124 [ref. 6441], Yamakawa in Okamura et al. 1985:455, 661 [ref. 8056], Heemstra 1986:562 [ref. 5660], Paxton et al. 1989:510 [ref. 12442], Baranes & Golani 1993:307 [ref. 22372] as japonicus, Goren & Dor 1994:32 [ref. 25356] as japonicus, Mohsin & Ambak 1996:261 [ref. 27969], Carpenter et al. 1997:142 [ref. 23922], Carpenter 1999:2437 [ref. 24813] as japonica, Nakabo 2000:687 [ref. 25086], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:608 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:29 [ref. 25847], Shinohara et al. 2001:320 [ref. 25995], Yamanoue & Matsuura 2002:21 [ref. 25952], Nakabo 2002:687 [ref. 26001], Choi et al. 2003:307, 588 [ref. 26218], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S103 [ref. 27377], Shinohara et al. 2005:429 [ref. 28370], Paxton et al. 2006:976 [ref. 28994] as japonica, Prokofiev 2006:5 [ref. 28960], Larson et al. 2013:96 [ref. 32988] as japonica, Yoshida et al. 2013:96 [ref. 34464], Shinohara et al. 2014:258 [ref. 33330], Okamoto 2014:9 [ref. 33346], Psomadakis et al. 2015:194 [ref. 34104], Okamoto & Golani 2017:[13] [ref. 35510], Golani & Fricke 2018:80 [ref. 36273], Matsunuma in Kimura et al. 2018:97 [ref. 36460], Prokofiev 2018:939 [ref. 36462], Okamoto et al. 2019:48 [ref. 36782]). Current status: Valid as Acropoma japonicum Günther 1859. Acropomatidae. Distribution: Western Pacific: northern Vietnam and China to Japan. Habitat: marine.