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oligolepis, Uranoscopus Bleeker [P.] 1878:55 [Verslagen en Mededeelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen. Afdeeling Natuurkunde (Ser. 2) v. 13; ref. 17120] Sumatra; Java; Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Possible syntypes: RMNH 5941 (?1), 4383 (?1), 4384 (?1). Based on literature sources and specimens. Plate 425 in Atlas is cited in the original description but never published. •Valid as Uranoscopus oligolepis Bleeker 1878 -- (Kyushin et al. 1982:257 [ref. 19754], Dor 1984:221 [ref. 29757], Pietsch 1989:295 [ref. 12541], Goren & Dor 1994:58 [ref. 25356], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:539 [ref. 27969], Chen et al. 1997:148 [ref. 26476], Kishimoto 2001:3528 [ref. 26287], Bray & Hoese 2006:1514 [ref. 29049], Fricke et al. 2013:143 [ref. 32771], Larson et al. 2013:177 [ref. 32988], Vilasri 2013:90 [ref. 33304], Fricke 2018:159 [ref. 36122], Fricke et al. 2019:254 [ref. 36673], Psomadakis et al. 2020:536 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Uranoscopus oligolepis Bleeker 1878. Uranoscopidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Saya de Malha Bank (western IndianOcean) east to New Ireland (Papua New Guinea), north to Taiwan, south to New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.