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spinirostris, Micrognathus Dawson [C. E.] & Allen [G. R.] 1981:65, Figs. 1-3 [Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia v. 64 (pt 2); ref. 8615] Off Tantabiddi Creek, North West Cape, Western Australia, 21°55'S, 113°15'E, depth 10 meters. Holotype: WAM P.26479-001. Paratypes: GCRL 16801 (1). Other material: ANSP 142643 (1), BPBM 18718 (1), USNM 220882 (1). Type catalog: Hutchins & Smith 1991:16 [ref. 19335], Moore et al. 2008:17 [ref. 30117] •Valid as Halicampus spinirostris (Dawson & Allen 1981) -- (Dawson 1985:92 [ref. 6541], Allen & Swainston 1988:46 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:419 [ref. 12442], Allen 1997:72 [ref. 23977], Chen et al. 1997:148 [ref. 24620], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:604 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:27 [ref. 25847], Allen & Adrim 2003:28 [ref. 26830], Fricke 2004:31 [ref. 28269], Randall 2005:109 [ref. 28239], Paxton et al. 2006:822 [ref. 29073], Kuiter 2009:264 [ref. 30404], Satapoomin 2009:59 [ref. 30463], Fricke et al. 2011:375 [ref. 31242], Matsunuma et al. 2013:158 [ref. 33260], Hamilton et al. 2016:Supplement 1 [ref. 35615]). Current status: Valid as Halicampus spinirostris (Dawson & Allen 1981). Syngnathidae: Syngnathinae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Pacific: Sri Lanka east to American Samoa, north to Thailand and southern Japan, south to Western Australia, Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.