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japonicus, Platycephalus Cuvier [G.] (ex Tilesius) in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829:256 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 4; ref. 998] No locality stated [Nagasaki, Japan]. No types preserved. Nomen protectum Kottelat 2013. First available usage of the name Platycephalus japonicus Tilesius 1814 which was given in cyrillic letters only -- (Imamura & Yoshino 2009:309, 310 [ref. 30527]). See Platycephalus borboniensis Cuvier 1829 and Platycephalus isacanthus Cuvier 1829, which are synonyms published in the same paper as Platycephalus japonicus Cuvier 1829. Imamura & Yoshino 2009:310 [ref. 30527] acted as the first revisers establishing the precedence of Platycephalus japonicus Cuvier 1829. See also Silurus imberbis Gmelin 1789 for preservation of japonica in competition with Silurus imberbis Gmelin 1789.. •Valid as Suggrundus japonica (Cuvier 1829) with author as Tilesius 1812 -- (Allen & Swainston 1988:52 [ref. 25477]). •Valid as Inegocia japonica (Cuvier 1829) [sometimes with author as Tilesius 1812] -- (Ochiai in Masuda et al. 1984:321 [ref. 6441], Shao & Chen 1987:88 [ref. 8042], Lindberg & Krasyukova 1987:151 [ref. 15964], Paxton et al. 1989:467 [ref. 12442], Knapp 1992:391 [ref. 22825], Imamura 1996:207 [ref. 22700], Allen 1997:80 [ref. 23977], Cheng & Zhou 1997:433 [ref. 26385], Larson & Williams 1997:353 [ref. 23967], Hirota & Sasaki 1998:296 [ref. 23493], Lee & Joo 1998:222 [ref. 25739], Knapp 1999:2402 [ref. 24807], Johnson 1999:729 [ref. 25471], Nakabo 2000:617 [ref. 25086], Knapp in Randall & Lim 2000:608 [ref. 25122], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:69 [ref. 25480], Hutchins 2001:28 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:617 [ref. 26001], Youn 2002:257, 569 [ref. 26218], Mishra & Krishnan 2003:26 [ref. 27712], Adrim et al. 2004:119 [ref. 27715], Imamura et al. 2006:294 [ref. 28670], Paxton et al. 2006:937 [ref. 29079], Imamura 2009:75 [ref. 30434], Imamura & Yoshino 2009:309, 310 [ref. 30527], Imamura 2010:26 [ref. 30804], Imamura & Nagao 2011:166 [ref. 31272] with reversal of precedence, Imamura 2011:393 [ref. 31625], Larson et al. 2013:90 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:317 [ref. 32989], Yoshida et al. 2013:89 [ref. 34464], Imamura in Kimura et al. 2015:32 [ref. 34319], Motomura et al. 2017:72 [ref. 35490], Imamura in Kimura et al. 2018:87 [ref. 36460]). Current status: Valid as Inegocia japonica (Cuvier 1829). Platycephalidae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean and western Pacific: Sri Lanka east to Philippines, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.