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aurita, Scorpaena Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1838:106, Pl. 27 (fig. 2) [Neue Wirbelthiere zu der Fauna von Abyssinien gehörig. Fische des Rothen Meeres; ref. 3844] Massawa, Eritrea, Red Sea. Holotype: SMF 1266. Possible type: RMNH 591 [ex SMF] (1). •Valid as Parascorpaena aurita (Rüppell 1838) -- (Dor 1984:81 [ref. 29757], Winterbottom et al. 1989:20 [ref. 13251], Goren & Dor 1994:21 [ref. 25356], Poss 1999:2306 [ref. 24796], Allen et al. 2006:882 [ref. 29066], Motomura et al. 2009:43 [ref. 30319], Motomura 2009:64 [ref. 30463], Motomura et al. 2010:89 [ref. 31256], Motomura et al. 2011:63 [ref. 31308], Allen & Erdmann 2012:224 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2016:423 [ref. 34135], Fricke et al. 2018:131 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:53 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Parascorpaena aurita (Rüppell 1838). Scorpaenidae: Scorpaeninae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and Madagascar east to Philippines, north to Taiwan, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.