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erythracanthus, Lethrinus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830:314 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 6; ref. 996] Luganor [Lukunor Island], Caroline Islands, western Pacific. No types preserved. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1983:72 [ref. 21545]. Based on a drawing by Mertens and Ketlitz [Franz Karl Mertens, 1764-1831, German botanist; Friedrich Heinrich Freiherr von Kittlitz, 1799-1874, German explorer and naturalist, member of the Russian Expedition around the world 1826-1829]. •Synonym of Lethrinus kallopterus Bleeker 1856 -- (Sato 1978:20 [ref. 8884]). •Valid as Lethrinus erythracanthus Valenciennes 1830 -- (Carpenter in Carpenter & Allen 1989:57 [ref. 13577], Randall et al. 1990:199 [ref. 15987], Allen 1997:134 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:199 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:155 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:297 [ref. 24106], Nakabo 2000:863 [ref. 25086], Carpenter in Randall & Lim 2000:620 [ref. 25122], Allen 2000:104 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:263 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:35 [ref. 25847], Carpenter 2001:3029 [ref. 26105], Nakabo 2002:863 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:40 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S110 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:628 [ref. 27495], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:99 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:17 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:275 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1234 [ref. 29090], Nair 2008:234 [ref. 29901], Allen & Erdmann 2012:495 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:141 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:93 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2018:214 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Lethrinus erythracanthus Valenciennes 1830. Lethrinidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mauritius (Mascarenes) east to Marshall Islands and Tuamotu Archipelago, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Western Australia, Queensland (Australia), New Caledonia and Tonga. Habitat: marine.