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biocellatus, Nemapterois Fowler [H. W.] 1938:81, Fig. 36 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 85 (no. 3032); ref. 1426] Off Jolo Light, Philippines, Jolo Island, Sulu Sea, 6°04'20"N, 120°59'20"E, Albatross station D.5136, depth 22 fathoms. Holotype (unique): USNM 98894. •Valid as Dendrochirus biocellatus (Fowler 1938) -- (Kishimoto in Masuda et al. 1984:317 [ref. 6441], Allen 1997:74 [ref. 23977], Myers 1999:100 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:154 [ref. 24106], Poss 1999:2313 [ref. 24796], Allen 2000:86 [ref. 37268], Nakabo 2000:568 [ref. 25086], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:605 [ref. 25122], Mandrytsa 2001:276 [ref. 25636], Hutchins 2001:27 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:568 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:29 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:619 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:10 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:115 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:878 [ref. 29002], Fricke et al. 2009:39 [ref. 30213], Fricke et al. 2011:377 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:217 [ref. 31980], Matsunuma & Motomura 2013:5 [ref. 32776], Matsunuma et al. 2017:[40] [ref. 35277], Matsunuma & Motomura 2019:[27] [ref. 36536]). Current status: Valid as Dendrochirus biocellatus (Fowler 1938). Scorpaenidae: Pteroinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, western Mascarenes, Maldives and Sri Lanka east to Mariana and Tuamotu islands, Line Islands, north to southern Japan, south to northwestern Australian shelf, New Caledonia and Solomon Islands and Tonga. Habitat: marine.