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gibbosa, Scorpaena Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801:192, Pl. 44 [M. E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae; ref. 471] "America" [erroneous, is Indo-West Pacific]. Holotype (unique): ZMB 768. Type catalog: Paepke & Fricke 1992:270 [ref. 19946], Paepke 1999:132 [ref. 24282]. See McCosker 1998:810 [ref. 24025]. •Synonym of Scorpaenopsis barbata (Rüppell 1838) -- (Dor 1984:83 [ref. 29757]). •Valid as Scorpaenopsis gibbosa (Bloch & Schneider 1901) -- (Eschmeyer 1986:474 [ref. 5652], Eschmeyer & Randall 1975:305 [ref. 6389], Lindberg & Krasyukova 1987:88 [ref. 15964], Paxton et al. 1989:451 [ref. 12442], Winterbottom et al. 1989:21 [ref. 13251], Goren & Dor 1994:22 [ref. 25356], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:573 [ref. 27969], Chen et al. 1997:166 [ref. 26476], Fricke 1999:162 [ref. 24106], Poss 1999:2307 [ref. 24796], Johnson 1999:727 [ref. 25471], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:606 [ref. 25122], Randall & Eschmeyer 2001:24 [ref. 25801], Mishra & Krishnan 2003:26 [ref. 27712], Heemstra et al. 2004:3318 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:145 [ref. 28072], Motomura & Shinohara 2005:300 [ref. 29181], Fricke et al. 2009:40 [ref. 30213], Golani & Bogorodsky 2010:65 [ref. 35264], Motomura & Causse 2011:51 [ref. 31125], Motomura et al. 2011:68 [ref. 31308], Fricke et al. 2013:208 [ref. 32769], Fricke et al. 2018:134 [ref. 35805], Arndt & Fricke 2019:28 [ref. 36883]). Current status: Valid as Scorpaenopsis gibbosa (Bloch & Schneider 1801). Scorpaenidae: Scorpaeninae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: East Africa to Seychelles, Aldabra, Comoros, Madagascar, RĂ©union, Mauritius, Rodrigues (Mascarenes), and Chagos Archipelago. Habitat: marine.