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sphex, Pterois Jordan [D. S.] & Evermann [B. W.] 1903:201 [Bulletin of the U. S. Fish Commission v. 22 (1902); ref. 2450] Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaiian Islands. Holotype (unique): USNM 50650. •Valid as Pteropterus sphex (Jordan & Evermann 1903) -- (Mandrytsa 2001:275 [ref. 25636]). •Valid as Pterois sphex Jordan & Evermann 1903 -- (Eschmeyer & Randall 1975:272 [ref. 6389], Mundy 2005:327 [ref. 28379], Randall 2007:171 [ref. 30952], Allen & Erdmann 2008:128 [ref. 29479], Matsunum & Motomura 2013:172 [ref. 33130], Matsunuma & Motomura 2014:x [ref. 33609], Matsunuma & Motomura 2015:25 [ref. 33935]). Current status: Valid as Pterois sphex Jordan & Evermann 1903. Scorpaenidae: Pteroinae. Distribution: Hawaiian Islands. Habitat: marine.