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maculatus, Micropus Gray [J. E.] 1831:20 [Zoological Miscellany [No. 1]; ref. 1881] Hao Island, Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1969.11.3.1. •Valid as Caracanthus maculatus (Gray 1831) -- (Nakabo in Masuda et al. 1984:318 [ref. 6441], Paxton et al. 1989:458 [ref. 12442], Randall et al. 1990:85 [ref. 15987], Randall et al. 1997:85 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:102 [ref. 23965], Poss 1999:2353 [ref. 24796], Randall 1999:11 [ref. 25829], Nakabo 2000:603 [ref. 25086], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:606 [ref. 25122], Randall & Earle 2000:11 [ref. 25806], Nakabo 2002:603 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:30 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:619 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:70 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:11 [ref. 27624], Shinohara & Imamura 2004:64 [ref. 28198], Randall 2005:130 [ref. 28239], Hoese & Gates 2006:920 [ref. 28997], Randall 2007:181 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2011:377 [ref. 31242], Fricke et al. 2014:49 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:5 [ref. 33988], Koeda et al. 2016:20 [ref. 35333], Fricke et al. 2019:100 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Caracanthus maculatus (Gray 1831). Scorpaenidae: Caracanthinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Cocos-Keeling Islands and Indonesia east to Marshall and Tuamotu islands, north to Ryukyu Islands and southern Japan, south to Queensland (Australia). Habitat: marine.