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ocellatus, Grammistops Schultz [L. P.] in Schultz et al. 1953:386, Fig. 62 [Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 202, v. 1; ref. 3975] Lagoon at Arji Island, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, western Pacific, depth 20-40 feet. Holotype (unique): USNM 141871. Words ending in ops are masculine, so the spelling ocellatus is correct. •Valid as Grammistops ocellatus Schultz 1953 -- (Randall et al. 1971:176 [ref. 30341], Katayama in Masuda et al. 1984:139 [ref. 6441], Randall 1986:538 [ref. 5706], Paxton et al. 1989:517 [ref. 12442], Randall et al. 1990:123 [ref. 15987], Randall et al. 1997:123 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:118 [ref. 23965], Heemstra & Randall 1999:2473 [ref. 24815], Nakabo 2000:731 [ref. 25086], Hutchins 2001:30 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:731 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:32 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:622 [ref. 27495] as ocellata, Randall et al. 2004:12 [ref. 27624] as ocellata, Randall 2005:169 [ref. 28239], Hoese et al. 2006:1027 [ref. 28999], Motomura in Motomura & Satapoomin 2009:91 [ref. 30492], Fricke et al. 2011:385 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:305 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:62 [ref. 33932]). Current status: Valid as Grammistops ocellatus Schultz 1953. Serranidae: Grammistinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to Marshall and Society Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Western Australia, New Caledonia and Tonga. Habitat: marine.