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excelsus, Rudarius Hutchins [J. B.] 1977:49, Fig. 13 [Records of the Western Australian Museum v. 5 (pt 1); ref. 2283] Near Lindeman Island, 20°27'S, 149°02'E, Queensland, Australia. Holotype: AMS IA.6764. Paratypes: AMS I.19169-002 (2), WAM P.25603-001 (1, c&s). Type catalog: Hutchins & Smith 1991:45 [ref. 19335], Moore et al. 2008:52 [ref. 30117]. •Valid as Rudarius excelsus Hutchins 1977 -- (Matsuura 1989:482 [ref. 12751], Randall et al. 1990:466 [ref. 15987], Lindberg et al. 1997:83 [ref. 23547], Kuiter 1997:402 [ref. 25488] as excelsius, Randall et al. 1997:466 [ref. 25919], Nakabo 2000:1406 [ref. 25182], Hutchins 2001:48 [ref. 25847], Hutchins 2001:3935 [ref. 26316], Hutchins 2002:213 [ref. 26078], Nakabo 2002:1406 [ref. 26193], Allen et al. 2006:1897 [ref. 29098], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1079 [ref. 31980], Matsuura 2014:13 [ref. 33576], Fricke et al. 2019:329 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Rudarius excelsus Hutchins 1977. Monacanthidae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Malaysia east to New Ireland (Papua New Guinea), north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.