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dracaena, Apistus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829:403 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 4; ref. 998] Malabar coast, India. Syntypes: MHNG 148.43 (1); MNHN 0000-5743 (2), 7306 (2); SMF 389 [ex MNHN in 1830] (1); ZMB 807 (1), 808 (1). Type catalog: Blanc & Hureau 1968:6 [ref. 20738], Paepke & Fricke 1992:268 [ref. 19946], Weber 1998:12 [ref. 23532] as dracoena. •Valid as Vespicula dracaena (Cuvier 1829) -- (Randall 1995:112 [ref. 22896] as dracaene, Carpenter et al. 1997:138 [ref. 23922] as dracaene, Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S102 [ref. 27377] as dracaene). •Valid as Pseudovespicula dracaena (Cuvier 1829) -- (Mandrytsa 2001:278 [ref. 25636], Eagderi et al. 2019:130 [ref. 37020]). Current status: Valid as Pseudovespicula dracaena (Cuvier 1829). Tetrarogidae. Distribution: Indian Ocean: Persian Gulf to India and Sri Lanka. Habitat: marine.