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taeniopterus, Upeneus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829:451 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 3; ref. 4879] Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. Surviving syntype: MNHN 0000-9568 (1). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1985:9 [ref. 20735] with MNHN 0000-9568 as holotype. Based on (at least) two syntype specimens. •Status uncertain -- (Lachner 1954:507 [ref. 10031]). •Valid as Upeneus taeniopterus Cuvier 1829 -- (Nakabo 2000:872 [ref. 25182], Nakabo 2002:872 [ref. 26193], Randall 2005:300 [ref. 28239], Uiblein & Heemstra 2010:54 [ref. 30763], Uiblein & Heemstra 2011:587 [ref. 31346], Uiblein & Heemstra 2011:639 [ref. 31501], Uiblein & McGrouther 2012:63 [ref. 32282], Uiblein & Gouws 2014:660 [ref. 33216], Fricke et al. 2018:229 [ref. 35805], Fricke et al. 2019:176 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Upeneus taeniopterus Cuvier 1829. Mullidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Aldabra and Madagascar east to Solomon and Hawaiian islands, north to southern Japan. Habitat: marine.