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niphonius, Priacanthus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829:107 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 3; ref. 4879] [Original locality: Nagasaki, Japan.] Southwest region of Nagasaki Bay, 31°55'N, 128°11'E, Kyushu Island, Japan, depth 208 meters. Neotype: MUFS 36263. Type catalog: Bauchot & Desoutter 1987:105 [ref. 12478]. Neotype selected by Iwatsuki et al. 2012:51 [ref. 31809]. •Valid as Pseudopriacanthus niphonius (Cuvier 1829) -- (Chen et al. 1997:54 [ref. 26476] as niphonia, Carnevale et al. 2017:562 [ref. 35284]). •Valid as Pristigenys niphonia (Cuvier 1829) -- (Kyushin et al. 1982:188 [ref. 19754], Dor 1984:110 [ref. 29757] as niphonius, Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:143 [ref. 6441], Machida in Okamura et al. 1985:483, 675 [ref. 8056], Heemstra 1986:546 [ref. 5660], Starnes 1988:140 [ref. 6978], Allen & Swainston 1988:64 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:543 [ref. 12442], Baranes & Golani 1993:307 [ref. 22372], Goren & Dor 1994:29 [ref. 25356], Evseenko 1996:727 [ref. 24666], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:255 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:100 [ref. 23977], Fricke 1999:223 [ref. 24106], Starnes 1999:2601 [ref. 24834], Nakabo 2000:749 [ref. 25086], Starnes in Randall & Lim 2000:612 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:31 [ref. 25847], Shinohara et al. 2001:323 [ref. 25995], Nakabo 2002:749 [ref. 26001], Choi et al. 2003:318, 597 [ref. 26218] as niphonius, Myers & Donaldson 2003:623 [ref. 27495], Shinohara et al. 2005:432 [ref. 28370], Paxton et al. 2006:1119 [ref. 28995], Nair & Geetha 2006:263 [ref. 29275], Fricke et al. 2009:51 [ref. 30213], Iwatsuki 2009:102 [ref. 30433], Iwatsuki et al. 2012:50 [ref. 31809], Larson et al. 2013:115 [ref. 32988], Yoshida et al. 2013:104 [ref. 34464], Shinohara et al. 2014:260 [ref. 33330], Motomura et al. 2017:96 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2019:130 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Pristigenys niphonia (Cuvier 1829). Priacanthidae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Indonesia east to Philippines and New Ireland (Papua New Guinea), north to Japan, south to northern Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia and Queensland); one questionable record from Samoa. Habitat: marine.