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boersii, Platax Bleeker [P.] 1853:758 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch IndiĆ« v. 3 (no. 5); ref. 335] Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. •Valid as Platax boersii Bleeker 1853 -- (Kishimoto et al. 1988:28 [ref. 13446], Randall et al. 1993:230 [ref. 21003], Myers 1999:265 [ref. 23965], Heemstra in Randall & Lim 2000:641 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1313 [ref. 25182], Allen 2000:122 [ref. 25868], Iwatsuki et al. 2000:102 [ref. 26368], Matsuura & Peristiwady 2000:269 as boersi [ref. 27511], Heemstra 2001:3616 [ref. 26298], Kuiter & Debelius 2001:192 [ref. 26232], Nakabo 2002:1313 [ref. 26193], Youn 2002:412, 668 [ref. 26218], Allen & Adrim 2003:61 [ref. 26830], Matsuura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:196 [ref. 27510], Mundy 2005:484 [ref. 28379], Randall 2007:413 [ref. 30952], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1003 [ref. 31980], Koeda et al. 2016:97 [ref. 35333], Fricke et al. 2018:346 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:107 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Platax boersii Bleeker 1853. Ephippidae. Distribution: Southern Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and Madagascar east to Palau, north to southern Japan, south to New Guinea; waifs reaching Hawaiian Islands. Habitat: marine.