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nieuhofii, Triacanthus Bleeker [P.] 1851:26, Pl. 4 (fig. 9) [Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen. v. 24 (art. 11); ref. 16836] Siboga, west Sumatra, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): MNHN 0000-5873. Type catalog: Beaunier et al. 2009:294 [ref. 28887] with MNHN 0000-5873 as the holotype (see their discussion). Originally as Nieuhofii. Appeared as name only in Bleeker 1851:472 [ref. 16898] and 1852:415 [ref. 16827]. Also described as new in Bleeker 1852:459 [ref. 16828] based on 3 specimen. See Tyler 1968:282 [ref. 6438] for lectotype selection (as lectoholotype) and type information, but his dating and selection of RMNH 25402 is incorrect. •Valid as Triacanthus nieuhofii Bleeker 1851 (sometimes dated 1852) -- (Tyler 1968:275 [ref. 6438] as nieuhofi, Allen & Swainston 1988:148 [ref. 25477], Lindberg et al. 1997:52 [ref. 23547], Allen 1997:236 [ref. 23977] as nieuhofi, Matsuura in Randall & Lim 2000:647 [ref. 25122] as nieuhofi, Matsuura & Peristiwady in Matsuura & Peristiwady 2000:310 [ref. 27511] as nieuhofi, Hutchins 2001:47 [ref. 25847] as nieuhofi, Matsuura 2001:3908 [ref. 26315] as nieuhofi, Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S123 [ref. 27377], Hoese et al. 2006:1866 [ref. 29067], Matsuura 2009:324 [ref. 31171], Matsuura in Kimura et al. 2015:99 [ref. 34319] as nieuhofi, Psomadakis et al. 2015:331 [ref. 34104], Karna et al. 2018:588 [ref. 36101], Psomadakis et al. 2020:604 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Triacanthus nieuhofii Bleeker 1851. Triacanthidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Pakistan and India east to Indonesia north to South China Sea, south to northwestern Australia. Habitat: marine.