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russelii, Pterois Bennett [E. T.] (ex Russell) 1831:128 [Proceedings of the Committee of Science and Correspondence of the Zoological Society of London 1830-31 (pt 1); ref. 16790] India [Coromandel coast, India, eastern Indian Ocean]. No types preserved. Based on the 'Kodipungi' in "Russel [P. Russell], Coromandel Fishes, no. 133." Named for Russell (mispelled as Russel), here not considered as an inadvertent error, therefore spelling russelii retained. •Valid as Pterois russelli Bennett 1831 -- (Eschmeyer 1986:467 [ref. 5652], Allen & Swainston 1988:48 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:446 [ref. 12442], Krishnan & Mishra 1993:219 [ref. 24016], Goren & Dor 1994:21 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:110 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:573 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:76 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:90 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:503 [ref. 25919], Mishra et al. 1999:85 [ref. 25315], Hutchins 2001:27 [ref. 25847]). •Valid as Pterois russellii Bennett 1831 -- (Dor 1984:86 [ref. 29757], Carpenter et al. 1997:136 [ref. 23922], Chen et al. 1997:167 [ref. 26476], Mishra & Srinivasan 1999:241 [ref. 24754], Poss 1999:2331 [ref. 24796], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:605 [ref. 25122], Mandrytsa 2001:275 [ref. 25636], Adrim et al. 2004:119 [ref. 27715], Allen & Erdmann 2012:222 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:82 [ref. 32988], Ali et al. 2018:316 [ref. 36183], Matsunuma in Kimura et al. 2018:76 [ref. 36460]). •Valid as Pterois russelii Bennett 1831 -- (Allen & Adrim 2003:29 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S102 [ref. 27377], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:144 [ref. 28072], Allen et al. 2006:880 [ref. 29002], Allen & Erdmann 2008:128 [ref. 29479], Yoshida et al. 2013:79 [ref. 34464], Psomadakis et al. 2015:184 [ref. 34104], Matsunuma et al. 2017:334 [ref. 35034], Motomura et al. 2017:67 [ref. 35490], Wilcox et al. 2017:1 [ref. 35525], Fricke et al. 2018:133 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:54 [ref. 36273], Eagderi et al. 2019:128 [ref. 37020], Psomadakis et al. 2020:360 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Pterois russelii Bennett 1831. Scorpaenidae: Pteroinae. Distribution: Red Sea; Indo-West Pacific: South Africa, East Africa, Persian Gulf, Madagascar and Mauritius (Mascarenes) east to Philippines, north to Vietnam and southern China, south to Western Australia, Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia. Habitat: brackish, marine.