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auratus, Monacanthus Castelnau [F. L.] 1861:77 [Mémoire sur les poissons de l'Afrique australe; ref. 767] Algoa Bay, South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. Genus Stephanolepis is feminine, so the species name should be spelled aurata. •Valid as Stephanolepis auratus (Castelnau 1861) -- (Hutchins 1977:57 [ref. 2283], Hutchins 1986:886 [ref. 5673], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S124 [ref. 27377], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:446 [ref. 28072], Matsuura 2014:13 [ref. 33576], Fricke et al. 2018:381 [ref. 35805], Kumar et al. 2019:[3] [ref. 36793]). •Valid as Stephanolepis aurata (Castelnau 1861). Current status: Valid as Stephanolepis aurata (Castelnau 1861). Monacanthidae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: South Africa, East Africa and Madagascar east to northwestern India. IUCN (2019): LC. Habitat: marine.