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oxycephalus, Scorpaena Bleeker [P.] 1849:7 [Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen. v. 22 [5]; ref. 16881] Jakarta, Java, Indonesia. Lectotype: RMNH 5865. Lectotype established by Dor 1984:19 [ref. 29757] if not designated earlier. •Valid as Scorpaenopsis oxycephalus (Bleeker 1849) -- (Dor 1984:84 [ref. 29757], Paxton et al. 1989:451 [ref. 12442], Eschmeyer 1986:474 [ref. 5652], Hutchins 2001:27 [ref. 25847]). •Valid as Scorpaenopsis oxycephala (Bleeker 1849) -- (Winterbottom et al. 1989:21 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:83 [ref. 15987], Baranes & Golani 1993:306 [ref. 22372], Goren & Dor 1994:22 [ref. 25356], Allen 1997:74 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:86 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:83 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:98 [ref. 23965], Motomura & Iwatsuki 2000:3 [ref. 24401], Poss 1999:2343 [ref. 24796], Nakabo 2000:576 [ref. 25086], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:169 [ref. 25191], Allen 2000:97 [ref. 25868], Randall & Eschmeyer 2001:45 [ref. 25801], Nakabo 2002:576 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:29 [ref. 26830], Motomura et al. 2004:99 [ref. 28581], Randall 2005:123 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:890 [ref. 29066], Motomura 2009:68 [ref. 30463], Motomura et al. 2011:68 [ref. 31308], Allen & Erdmann 2012:235 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:208 [ref. 32769], Fricke et al. 2014:52 [ref. 33932], Golani & Fricke 2018:55 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Scorpaenopsis oxycephala (Bleeker 1849). Scorpaenidae: Scorpaeninae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East and South Africa and Mauritius (Mascarenes) east to Palau and New Guinea, north to Philippines, southern Japan, south to Timor Sea (northern Australia). Habitat: marine.