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kaianus, Myripristis Günther [A.] 1880:39 [Report on the shore fishes procured during the voyage of H. M. S. Challenger in the years 1873-1876 v. 1 (pt 6); ref. 2011] Kai Islands, Indonesia, Banda Sea [western Pacific Ocean], Challenger station 192, depth 129 fathoms. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1879.5.14.150. •Valid as Ostichthys kaianus (Günther 1880) -- (Yamakawa in Okamura et al. 1982:211, 368 [ref. 8256], Kyushin et al. 1982:39 [ref. 19754], Shimizu in Masuda et al. 1984:114 [ref. 6441], Yamakawa in Okamura et al. 1985:429, 650 [ref. 8056], Randall & Heemstra 1986:426 [ref. 5707], Allen & Swainston 1988:42 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:379 [ref. 12442], Chen et al. 1990:258 [ref. 16678], Kotlyar 1996:89 [ref. 23292], Allen 1997:66 [ref. 23977], Chen et al. 1997:29 [ref. 26476], Kotlyar 1998:210 [ref. 24674], Fricke 1999:134 [ref. 24106], Randall & Greenfield 1999:2248 [ref. 24790], Nakabo 2000:494 [ref. 25086], Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:602 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:25 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:494 [ref. 26001], Myers & Donaldson 2003:616 [ref. 27495], Shinohara et al. 2005:422 [ref. 28370], Allen et al. 2006:781 [ref. 29066], Fricke et al. 2009:34 [ref. 30213], Fricke et al. 2011:373 [ref. 31242], Eguchi & Motomura 2016:80 [ref. 34690], Kotlyar 2017:38 [ref. 35137], Greenfield et al. 2017:22 [ref. 35170], Fricke 2017:68 [ref. 35313], Fricke 2017:[6] [ref. 35637], Matsunuma et al. 2018:[28] [ref. 35840]). Current status: Valid as Ostichthys kaianus (Günther 1880). Holocentridae: Myripristinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Réunion (western Mascarenes), Comoros; Indonesia east to Mariana Islands and Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Shark Bay (Western Australia), Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia). Habitat: marine.