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erythropterus, Lethrinus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830:313 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 6; ref. 996] Uléa, Caroline Islands, western Pacific, ca. 7°22'N, 143°54'E. 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 ornithologist and naturalist). •Synonym of Lethrinus kallopterus Bleeker 1856 -- (Sato 1978:20 [ref. 8884]). •Valid as Lethrinus erythropterus Valenciennes 1830 -- (Carpenter in Carpenter & Allen 1989:59 [ref. 13577], Heemstra in Smith & Heemstra 1995:xi [ref. 21953], Allen 1997:134 [ref. 23977], Myers 1999:155 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:298 [ref. 24106], Carpenter in Randall & Lim 2000:620 [ref. 25122], Allen 2000:104 [ref. 25868], Iwatsuki et al. 2000:101 [ref. 26368], Hutchins 2001:263 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:35 [ref. 25847], Carpenter 2001:3030 [ref. 26105], Allen & Adrim 2003:40 [ref. 26830], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:100 [ref. 27510], Allen et al. 2006:1235 [ref. 29090], Allen & Erdmann 2012:496 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:93 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2018:214 [ref. 35805], Fricke et al. 2019:171 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Lethrinus erythropterus Valenciennes 1830. Lethrinidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Madagascar and Mauritius (Mascarenes) east to Caroline Islands (Micronesia), New Ireland (Papua New Guinea) and Solomon Islands, north to Philippines, south to off Western Australia. Habitat: marine.