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asper, Platycephalus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829:257, Pl. 82 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 4; ref. 998] Japan [Nagasaki, Japan]. Holotype or syntypes: ?MNHN A-2338 (1), ZMB 6487 (dry). Type catalog: Blanc & Hureau 1968:41-42 [ref. 20738], Paepke & Fricke 1992:278 [ref. 19946]. •Valid as Rogadius asper (Cuvier 1829) -- (Knapp 1979:48 [ref. 14196], Dor 1984:91 [ref. 29757], Ochiai in Masuda et al. 1984:321 [ref. 6441], Lindberg & Krasyukova 1987:143 [ref. 15964], Shao & Chen 1987:80 [ref. 8042], Allen & Swainston 1988:52 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:470 [ref. 12442], Goren & Dor 1994:23 [ref. 25356], Imamura 1996:216 [ref. 22700], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:577 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:80 [ref. 23977], Hirota & Sasaki 1998:291 [ref. 23493], Lee & Joo 1998:217 [ref. 25739], Nakabo 2000:616 [ref. 25086], Knapp in Randall & Lim 2000:608 [ref. 25122], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:70 [ref. 25480], Nakabo 2002:616 [ref. 26001], Choi et al. 2003:258, 570 [ref. 26218], Imamura et al. 2006:296 [ref. 28670], Paxton et al. 2006:944 [ref. 29079], Imamura 2007:303 [ref. 29242], Larson et al. 2013:92 [ref. 32988], Golani & Fricke 2018:59 [ref. 36273], Imamura 2018:[1]189 [ref. 36548], Imamura in Kimura et al. 2018:90 [ref. 36460], Sonoyama et al. 2020:50 [ref. 37637]). Current status: Valid as Rogadius asper (Cuvier 1829). Platycephalidae. Distribution: Northwestern Pacific: northern Vietnam, China and Taiwan to Korea and Japan. The species was previously confused with R. pristiger. Not present in Australia according to ref. 36548. Habitat: marine.