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diabolus, Scorpaena Cuvier [G.] (ex Duhamel du Monceau) 1829:166 [Le Règne Animal (Edition 2) v. 2; ref. 995] Mer du Croisic [northern Bay of Biscay, eastern Atlantic; erroneous, is Indo-West Pacific]. No types known. Non-types: MNHN 0000-6684 (1) New Guinea, 0000-6718 (1) New Guinea, 0000-6719 (1). Type catalog: Blanc & Hureau 1968:12 [ref. 20738] with types from ref. 998. Available from footnote as, "Aj. Sc. diabolus. Nob., Duham., sect. V, pl. iii, f. 1." Also in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829:312 [ref. 998] with source more detailed as "Duhamel, Pêches, 2e part., sect. 5, p. 92, pl. 3, fig. 1" (Duhamel 1778:92 [ref. 30232]). Duhamel's type locality 'Mer du Croisic' corrected by Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829:313 [ref. 998] to 'Grand Océan oriental' (Indo-West Pacific) with Indian Ocean, Java, Moluccas and Tahiti as actual localities. •Valid as Scorpaenopsis diabolus (Cuvier 1829) -- (Eschmeyer & Randall 1975:305 [ref. 6389], Dor 1984:84 [ref. 29757], Shimizu in Masuda et al. 1984:315 [ref. 6441], Eschmeyer 1986:474 [ref. 5652], Allen & Swainston 1988:50 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:450 [ref. 12442], Winterbottom et al. 1989:21 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:83 [ref. 15987], Randall 1995:111 [ref. 22896], Larson & Williams 1997:353 [ref. 23967], Allen 1997:78 [ref. 23977], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:296 [ref. 24023] [in error -- see McCosker 1998:810 [ref. 24025]], Kuiter 1997:84 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:83 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:98 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:161 [ref. 24106], Poss 1999:2342 [ref. 24796], Motomura & Iwatsuki 2000:2 [ref. 24401], Nakabo 2000:575 [ref. 25086], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:606 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:167 [ref. 25191], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:65 [ref. 25480], Randall & Earle 2000:10 [ref. 25806], Hutchins 2001:27 [ref. 25847], Randall & Eschmeyer 2001:19 [ref. 25801], Nakabo 2002:575 [ref. 26001], Youn 2002:242, 564 [ref. 26218], Allen & Adrim 2003:29 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S102 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:619 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:11 [ref. 27624], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:145 [ref. 28072], Motomura et al. 2004:94 [ref. 28581], Randall 2005:122 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:331 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:889 [ref. 29066], Randall 2007:177 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:40 [ref. 30213], Motomura 2009:67 [ref. 30463], Motomura et al. 2010:91 [ref. 31256], Motomura & Causse 2011:51 [ref. 31125], Fricke et al. 2011:378 [ref. 31242], Motomura et al. 2011:67 [ref. 31308], Allen & Erdmann 2012:233 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:208 [ref. 32769], Fricke et al. 2014:52 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:5 [ref. 33988], Koeda et al. 2016:22 [ref. 35333], Fricke et al. 2018:134 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:55 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Scorpaenopsis diabolus (Cuvier 1829). Scorpaenidae: Scorpaeninae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Hawaiian, Marquesas and Society islands, north to Korea and southern Japan, south to Western Australia, Elizabeth and Middleton reefs, New Caledonia and Tonga. Habitat: marine.