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Species in the family or subfamily Aploactinidae: [ 58 ] records


achrurus, Erisphex Regan [C. T.] 1905:21, Pl. 2 (fig. 3) [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 7) v. 15 (no. 85) (art. 2); ref. 3624] Inland Sea, Japan. Syntypes: BMNH 1905.6.6.290-293 (4). •Synonym of Erisphex potti (Steindachner 1896) -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387], Lindberg & Krasyukova 1987:114 [ref. 15964]). Current status: Synonym of Erisphex pottii (Steindachner 1896). Aploactinidae. Habitat: marine.

altipinnis, Cocotropus Waite [E. R.] 1903:41, 44, Pl. 5 (fig. 2) [Records of the Australian Museum v. 5 (no. 1); ref. 15049] Lord Howe Island. Holotype (unique): AMS I.5732 or I.5132. •Valid as Cocotropus altipinnis Waite 1903 -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387], Poss & Allen 1987:79 [ref. 6616], Francis 1993:159 [ref. 25479], Poss 1999:2357 [ref. 24796], Imamura & Shinohara 2003:233 [ref. 27213], Fricke 2004:2 [ref. 27662], Johnson 2004:179 [ref. 27781], Allen et al. 2006:913 [ref. 29066], Prokofiev 2010:723 [ref. 31093]). Current status: Valid as Cocotropus altipinnis Waite 1903. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Southwestern Pacific: Lord Howe Island and Kermadec Islands. Habitat: marine.

aniara, Kanekonia Thomson [J. M.] 1967:145, Fig. 1 [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v. 92 (pt 1, no. 413); ref. 7924] 20 miles northeast of Cape Moreton, Queensland, Australia, depth 35 fathoms. Holotype (unique): QM I.9053. •Valid as Kanekonia aniara Thomson 1967 -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387], Paxton et al. 1989:460 [ref. 12442], Allen 1997:80 [ref. 23977]). •Valid as Erisphex aniarus (Thomson 1967) -- (Allen & Swainston 1988:52 [ref. 25477], Poss 1999:2358 [ref. 24796], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:606 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:28 [ref. 25847], Johnson 2004:180 [ref. 27781], Allen et al. 2006:914 [ref. 29066], Prokofiev 2008:307 [ref. 29592], Larson et al. 2013:86 [ref. 32988], Psomadakis et al. 2020:366 [ref. 37272] as cf. aniarus). Current status: Valid as Erisphex aniarus (Thomson 1967). Aploactinidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific. Habitat: marine.

anopta, Xenaploactis Poss [S. G.] & Eschmeyer [W. N.] 1980:290, Figs. 3, 4 (upper) [Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4) v. 42 (no. 8); ref. 3553] Zambales, 4 kilometers west of Calguaguin Cove, Luzon Island, Philippines, depth 64-81 meters. Holotype (unique): CAS 32633. •Valid as Xenaploactis anopta Poss & Eschmeyer 1980 -- (Poss 1999:2358 [ref. 24796], Fricke 2016:72 [ref. 34523]). Current status: Valid as Xenaploactis anopta Poss & Eschmeyer 1980. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Philippines. Habitat: marine.

aspera, Synanceia (Aploactis) Richardson [J.] 1845:72 [Ichthyology.--Part 2. The zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Sulphur; ref. 20574] Seas of Japan. No types known. Based on "Aploactis" of Temminck & Schlegel 1844:51, Pl. 22 (fig. 3) [ref. 4372]. •Valid as Aploactis aspera (Richardson 1845) -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387], Nakabo in Masuda et al. 1984:319 [ref. 6441], Allen & Swainston 1988:52 [ref. 25477], Motomura & Iwatsuki 1997:133 [ref. 23963], Allen 1997:78 [ref. 23977] as aspersa, Poss 1999:2357 [ref. 24796], Nakabo 2000:601 [ref. 25086], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:606 [ref. 25122], Mandrytsa 2001:272 [ref. 25636], Hutchins 2001:28 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:601 [ref. 26001], Johnson 2004:180 [ref. 27781], Allen et al. 2006:912 [ref. 29066], Prokofiev 2010:718 [ref. 31093], Fricke et al. 2011:380 [ref. 31242], Sonoyama et al. 2020:47 [ref. 37637]). Current status: Valid as Aploactis aspera (Richardson 1845). Aploactinidae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: China and Taiwan north to southern Sea of Japan; to northern Western Australia and Queensland (Australia) to New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.

asperrimus, Prosopodasys Günther [A.] 1860:140 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 2; ref. 1963] East Indies [is either Ambon or Ternate, Indonesia] Holotype (unique): BMNH 1979.5.5.1. Type locality determined by Fricke 2016 [ref. 34523]. •Status uncertain -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387]). •Valid as Xenaploactis asperrima (Günther 1860) -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1980:289 [ref. 3553], Poss 1999:2358 [ref. 24796], Yoshida et al. 2013:82 [ref. 34464], Fricke 2016:68 [ref. 34523], Fricke et al. 2019:105 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Xenaploactis asperrima (Günther 1860). Aploactinidae. Distribution: Western Pacific: eastern Indonesia, New Hanover (Papua New Guinea). Habitat: marine.

astakhovi, Cocotropus Prokofiev [A. M.] 2010:749 [718], Fig. 1 [Voprosy Ikhtiologii v. 50 (no. 6); ref. 31093] Nha Trang Bay, Tonzu Bank area, 12°02'-06'N, 109°12'-13'E, Vietnam, depth 10-18 meters. Holotype: ZUMM 21875. Paratypes: ZMUU 21876 (2), 21877 (1), 21878 (2), 21879 (1). •Valid as Cocotropus astakhovi Prokofiev 2010 -- (Prokofiev 2012:321 [ref. 32052]). Current status: Valid as Cocotropus astakhovi Prokofiev 2010. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Vietnam. Habitat: marine.

australiensis, Erosa Borodin [N. A.] 1932:90, Pl. 2 [Bulletin Vanderbilt Marine Museum v. 1 (art. 3); ref. 16361] Southport, Queensland, Australia. Holotype: VMM 978 (now at AMNH) [but holotype may be at MCZ]. Paratypes: MCZ 33023 [ex VMM 978] (1). •Synonym of Paraploactis trachyderma Bleeker 1865 -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:411 [ref. 6387], Paxton et al. 1989:461 [ref. 12442], Allen et al. 2006:915 [ref. 29066]). Current status: Synonym of Paraploactis trachyderma Bleeker 1865. Aploactinidae. Habitat: marine.

carnatobarbatus, Pseudopataecus Johnson [J. W.] 2012:55, Figs. 1A-C, 2A-B [Zootaxa No. 3245; ref. 32006] Adele Island, reef platform at head of Fraser channel, 15°29.474'S, 123°09.798'E, Kimberley coast, Western Australia, depth 0-1 meter. Holotype: WAM P.33274. Paratypes: Many at AMS, NTN,QM, WAM. •Valid as Pseudopataecus carnatobarbatus Johnson 2012 -- (Moore et al. 2020:109 [ref. 37357]). Current status: Valid as Pseudopataecus carnatobarbatus Johnson 2012. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean: Kimberley (Western Australia) endemic. Habitat: marine.

cautes, Xenaploactis Poss [S. G.] & Eschmeyer [W. N.] 1980:291, Figs. 4 (lower), 5 [Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4) v. 42 (no. 8); ref. 3553] Gulf of Thailand, 28.6 kilometers from Goh Chuang, 12°19'15"N, 100°43'40"E, depth 33 meters. Holotype: CAS 16105. Paratypes: USNM 221143 (1). •Valid as Xenaploactis cautes Poss & Eschmeyer 1980 -- (Poss 1999:2358 [ref. 24796], Johnson 2004:186 [ref. 27781], Allen et al. 2006:916 [ref. 29066], Fricke 2016:72 [ref. 34523]). Current status: Valid as Xenaploactis cautes Poss & Eschmeyer 1980. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Gulf of Thailand, Andaman Sea and northern Australia. Habitat: marine.

curtisensis, Bathyaploactis Whitley [G. P.] 1933:103, Pl. 14 (fig. 1) [Records of the Australian Museum v. 19 (no. 1); ref. 4677] Off Gatcombe Head, Port Curtis, Queensland, Australia. Holotype: AMS I.10723. Paratypes: AMS IA.1307 (1), IA.3741 (1), IA.4210 (1), IA.4234 (1), IA.4235 (1). Described as a species and subspecies. •Valid as Bathyaploactis curtisensis Whitley 1933 -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387], Paxton et al. 1989:460 [ref. 12442], Poss 1999:2357 [ref. 24796], Johnson 1999:728 [ref. 25471], Mandrytsa 2001:272 [ref. 25636], Hutchins 2001:28 [ref. 25847], Allen et al. 2006:913 [ref. 29066], Larson et al. 2013:86 [ref. 32988]). Current status: Valid as Bathyaploactis curtisensis Whitley 1933. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Australia. Habitat: marine.

dermacanthus, Apistus Bleeker [P.] 1852:268 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 3 (no. 2); ref. 16825] Wahai, northern Ceram, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): RMNH 5884. •Valid as Cocotropus dermacanthus (Bleeker 1852) -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387], Poss & Allen 1987:79 [ref. 6616], Poss 1999:2357 [ref. 24796], Imamura & Shinohara 2003:233 [ref. 27213], Fricke 2004:2 [ref. 27662], Johnson 2004:179 [ref. 27781], Prokofiev 2010:723 [ref. 31093], Fricke et al. 2011:380 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:251 [ref. 31980]). Current status: Valid as Cocotropus dermacanthus (Bleeker 1852). Aploactinidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Seychelles, Indonesia, Philippines, and Chesterfield Islands (New Caledonia). Habitat: marine.

dezwaani, Cocotropus Weber [M.] & de Beaufort [L. F.] 1915:275 [Fische aus dem Süsswasser von Nias; ref. 12414] Nias, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): ZMA 100169. Type catalog: Nijssen et al. 1982:81 [ref. 19236]. Originally as de Zwaani. •Synonym of Acanthosphex leurynnis (Jordan & Seale 1905) -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387]). Current status: Synonym of Acanthosphex leurynnis (Jordan & Seale 1905). Aploactinidae. Habitat: marine.

dolosus, Peristrominous Whitley [G. P.] 1952:25, Fig. 1 [Records of the Australian Museum v. 23 (no. 1); ref. 4716] Deception Bay, Queensland, Australia. Holotype (unique): QM I.10706 [ex DHMB 1013]. •Valid as Peristrominous dolosus Whitley 1952 -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387], Allen & Swainston 1988:50 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:461 [ref. 12442], Allen 1997:78 [ref. 23977], Poss 1999:2358 [ref. 24796], Johnson 1999:728 [ref. 25471], Mandrytsa 2001:272 [ref. 25636], Hutchins 2001:28 [ref. 25847], Johnson 2004:181 [ref. 27781], Allen et al. 2006:916 [ref. 29066], Larson et al. 2013:86 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2017:3 [ref. 35454]). Current status: Valid as Peristrominous dolosus Whitley 1952. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Australia. Habitat: marine.

echinatus, Corythobatus Cantor [T. E.] 1849:1027 [45], Pl. 13 [Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal v. 18 (pt 2); ref. 715] Penang, Malaysia. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1860.2.19.33. On p. 45 of separate. •Valid as Cocotropus echinatus (Cantor 1849) -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387], Poss & Allen 1987:79 [ref. 6616], Poss 1999:2357 [ref. 24796], Imamura & Shinohara 2003:233 [ref. 27213], Fricke 2004:2 [ref. 27662], Johnson 2004:179 [ref. 27781], Prokofiev 2010:723 [ref. 31093]). Current status: Valid as Cocotropus echinatus (Cantor 1849). Aploactinidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific. Habitat: marine.

eksae, Cocotropus Prokofiev [A. M.] 2010:755 [724], Fig. 2 [Voprosy Ikhtiologii v. 50 (no. 6); ref. 31093] Nha Trang Bay, South China Sea, market at fisherman's village (Cho Cua Be), Vietnam, depth less than 100 meters. Holotype (unique): ZMUU 21880. •Valid as Cocotropus eksae Prokofiev 2010. Current status: Valid as Cocotropus eksae Prokofiev 2010. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Vietnam. Habitat: marine.

elongatus, Membracidichthys (Adventor) Whitley [G. P.] 1952:27, Fig. 2 [Records of the Australian Museum v. 23 (no. 1); ref. 4716] Tiflis Passage, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Holotype (unique): QM I.10716 [ex DHMB 516]. •Valid as Adventor elongatus (Whitley 1952) -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387], Allen & Swainston 1988:52 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:459 [ref. 12442], Allen 1997:78 [ref. 23977], Poss 1999:2357 [ref. 24796], Johnson 1999:728 [ref. 25471], Mandrytsa 2001:272 [ref. 25636], Hutchins 2001:28 [ref. 25847], Johnson 2004:180 [ref. 27781], Allen et al. 2006:912 [ref. 29066], Larson et al. 2013:86 [ref. 32988]). Current status: Valid as Adventor elongatus (Whitley 1952). Aploactinidae. Distribution: Australia and Papua New Guinea. Habitat: marine.

florida, Kanekonia Tanaka [S.] 1915:566 [Dobutsugaku Zasshi = Zoological Magazine Tokyo v. 27 (no. 325); ref. 4324] Nagasaki fish market, Japan. Holotype: ZUMT 6544. Paratypes: ?ZUMT 6375 (2). Species originally published in Japanese in above reference, later illustrated and described in more detail in English and Japanese in Tanaka 1918:510, Pl. 136 (fig. 380) [ref. 6037]. •Valid as Kanekonia florida Tanaka 1915 -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387], Nakabo in Masuda et al. 1984:319 [ref. 6441], Motomura & Iwatsuki 1997:133 [ref. 23963], Poss 1999:2358 [ref. 24796], Nakabo 2000:602 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:602 [ref. 26001], Johnson 2004:181 [ref. 27781], Johnson 2013:405 [ref. 33137]). Current status: Valid as Kanekonia florida Tanaka 1915. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Western North Pacific: Japan. Habitat: marine.

gallus, Tetraroge Kossmann [R.] & Räuber [H.] 1877:395 [Verhandlungen des Naturhistorisch-Medizinischen Vereins zu Heidelberg. v. 1; ref. 18432] Coral reef off west side of Um Aabak Island, Eritrea, Dahlak Archipelago, Red Sea, 15°43'02"N, 39°55'26"E, depth 1-2 meters. Neotype: HUJ 10635. Also appeared in Kossmann & Räuber 1877:15, Pisces Pl. 2 (fig. 6) [ref. 14246]. Neotype designated by Fricke et al. 2017:3 [ref. 35454]. •Valid as Ptarmus gallus (Kossmann & Räuber 1877) -- (Dor 1984:88 [ref. 29757], Goren & Dor 1994:22 [ref. 25356], DiBattista et al. 2015:19 [ref. 35706], Fricke et al. 2017:3, 8 [ref. 35454] as Parmus once, Bogorodsky & Randall 2018:[4] 242 [ref. 36492], Golani & Fricke 2018:57 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Ptarmus gallus (Kossmann & Räuber 1877). Aploactinidae. Distribution: Red Sea endemic. Habitat: marine.

hongkongiensis, Cocotropus Chan [W. L.] 1966:12, Fig. 1 [Japanese Journal of Ichthyology v. 14 (nos 1-3); ref. 7950] West shore of Sharp Island, inside of Port Shelter, Hong Kong, depth 2-7 feet. Holotype: BMNH 1965.11.6.4. •Valid as Cocotropus hongkongienesis Chan 1966 -- (Poss 1999:2358 [ref. 24796]). •Tentatively valid as Paraploactis hongkongiensis (Chan 1966) -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:420 [ref. 6387]). •Valid as Paraploactis hongkongiensis (Chan 1966) -- (Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:606 [ref. 25122], Prokofiev 2012:322 [ref. 32052]). Current status: Valid as Paraploactis hongkongiensis (Chan 1966). Aploactinidae. Distribution: Western North Pacific. Habitat: marine.

horrenda, Aploactisoma milesii Whitley [G. P.] 1933:100, Pl. 13 (fig. 3) [Records of the Australian Museum v. 19 (no. 1); ref. 4677] New South Wales, Australia. Holotype: AMS IA.4723. Paratypes: AMS IA.2402 (1), IA.5832 (1), A.9957 (1), I.1830-31 (1, 1). •Status uncertain -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387]). •Synonym of Aploactisoma milesii (Richardson 1850) -- (Allen et al. 2006:913 [ref. 29066]). Current status: Synonym of Aploactisoma milesii (Richardson 1850). Aploactinidae. Habitat: marine.

intonsa, Paraploactis Poss [S. G.] & Eschmeyer [W. N.] 1978:414, Figs. 2, 9 [Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4) v. 41 (no. 18); ref. 6387] Shark Bay, Western Australia. Holotype: WAM P.12100-001. Paratypes: CAS 39599 [ex WAM P.5378] (1), 39600 [ex WAM P.5388-001] (1, c&s); WAM P.4714-001 (1), P.5874-001 (1), P.6069-001 (1), P.8923-001 (1), P.14683-001 (1), P.23605-001 (1), P.25840-001 (1). Type catalog: Hutchins & Smith 1991:17 [ref. 19335], Moore et al. 2008:18 [ref. 30117]. •Valid as Paraploactis intonsa Poss & Eschmeyer 1978 -- (Allen & Swainston 1988:52 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:461 [ref. 12442], Allen 1997:80 [ref. 23977], Poss 1999:2358 [ref. 24796], Hutchins 2001:28 [ref. 25847], Allen et al. 2006:915 [ref. 29066], Prokofiev 2008:308 [ref. 29592], Prokofiev 2012:321 [ref. 32052]). Current status: Valid as Paraploactis intonsa Poss & Eschmeyer 1978. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Australia: Western Australia. Habitat: marine.

inusitatus, Matsubarichthys Poss [S. G.] & Johnson [G. D.] 1991:469, Figs. 1-2 [Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 104 (no. 3); ref. 19139] One Tree Island, Capricorn Group, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia, 23°30'S, 152°05'E. Holotype (unique): AMS I.29335-001 [not 29395]. •Valid as Matsubarichthys inusitatus Poss & Johnson 1991 -- (Poss 1999:2358 [ref. 24796], Leis et al. 2004:580 [ref. 27981], Allen et al. 2006:914 [ref. 29066]). Current status: Valid as Matsubarichthys inusitatus Poss & Johnson 1991. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. Habitat: marine.

izuensis, Cocotropus Imamura [H.], Aizawa [M.] & Shinohara [G.] 2010:2, Figs. 1-6 [Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science (Ser. A) Supplement No. 4; ref. 30770] Izu Oceanic Park, Jogasaki, east coast of Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, 34°53'01"N, 139°07'59"E, depth 17 meters. Holotype: KPM-NI 22797 [ex IOP 3306]. Paratypes: many at CMNH-ZF, HUMZ, KPM-NI, NSMT. •Valid as Cocotropus izuensis Imamura, Aizawa & Shinohara 2010 -- (Prokofiev 2010:723 [ref. 31093]). Current status: Valid as Cocotropus izuensis Imamura, Aizawa & Shinohara 2010. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Izu peninsula and Bozo Peninsula, Japan. Habitat: marine.

jubatus, Coccotropus Smith [J. L. B.] 1935:223, Pl. 18 (fig. B) [Records of the Albany Museum Grahamstown v. 4; ref. 4066] KwaZulu-Natal coast, South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 298. Original genus name should have been Cocotropus. •Valid as Ptarmus jubatus (Smith 1935) -- (Poss 1986:480 [ref. 6296], Fricke et al. 2017:3, 8 [ref. 35454]). Current status: Valid as Ptarmus jubatus (Smith 1935). Aploactinidae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: Mozambique to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Habitat: marine.

kagoshimensis, Tetraroge Ishikawa [C.] 1904:13, Pl. 8 (fig. 1) [Proceedings of the Department of Natural History, Tokyo Imperial Museum v. 1; ref. 9847] Kagoshima, Japan. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. •Valid as Paraploactis kagoshimensis (Ishikawa 1904) -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:416 [ref. 6387], Nakabo in Masuda et al. 1984:319 [ref. 6441], Poss 1999:2358 [ref. 24796], Nakabo 2000:601 [ref. 25086], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:606 [ref. 25122], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:68 [ref. 25480], Nakabo 2002:601 [ref. 26001], Randall 2005:130 [ref. 28239], Prokofiev 2008:308 [ref. 29592], Prokofiev 2012:332 [ref. 32052], Kimura & Imamura in Kimura et al. 2018:83 [ref. 36460]). Current status: Valid as Paraploactis kagoshimensis (Ishikawa 1904). Aploactinidae. Distribution: Northwestern Pacific. northern Vietnam, southern China and Taiwan to Japan. Habitat: marine.

keramaensis, Cocotropus Imamura [H.] & Shinohara [G.] 2003:233, Figs. 1-3 [Ichthyological Research v. 50 (no. 3); ref. 27213] South of Kerama Islands, southern Japan, 29°59.5'N, 127°13.6'E, depth 85 meters. Holotype (unique): NSMT-P 61997. •Valid as Cocotropus keramaensis Imamura & Shinohara 2003 -- (Fricke 2004:2 [ref. 27662], Johnson 2004:180 [ref. 27781], Prokofiev 2010:723 [ref. 31093]). Current status: Valid as Cocotropus keramaensis Imamura & Shinohara 2003. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Southern Japan. Habitat: marine.

languidus, Ptarmus Smith [J. L. B.] 1947:816 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 11) v. 13 (no. 108) (art. 77); ref. 4073] Inhaca Island, Delagoa Bay, Mozambique, western Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 332. •Synonym of Ptarmus jubatus (Smith 1935) -- (Poss 1986:480 [ref. 6296], Fricke et al. 2017:3 [ref. 35454]). Current status: Synonym of Ptarmus jubatus (Smith 1935). Aploactinidae. Habitat: marine.

larvatus, Cocotropus Poss [S. G.] & Allen [G. R.] 1987:79, Fig. 1 [Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria v. 48 (no. 1); ref. 6616] Outside reef off Ennubuj Islet, Kwahalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, depth 15 meters. Holotype: BPBM 29211. Paratypes: BPBM 22297 (1); URM P4282 (2); USNM 280267 (1); WAM P.29008-001 (1). Type catalog: Hutchins & Smith 1991:17 [ref. 19335], Moore et al. 2008:18 [ref. 30117]. •Valid as Cocotropus larvatus Poss & Allen 1987 -- (Myers 1999:102 [ref. 23965], Poss 1999:2357 [ref. 24796], Allen 2000:86 [ref. 37268], Nakabo 2000:601 [ref. 25086], Hutchins 2001:28 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:601 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:30 [ref. 26830], Imamura & Shinohara 2003:233 [ref. 27213], Myers & Donaldson 2003:619 [ref. 27495] as Cocotropis, Fricke 2004:2 [ref. 27662], Johnson 2004:180 [ref. 27781], Imamura 2009:71 [ref. 30434], Prokofiev 2010:723 [ref. 31093], Allen & Erdmann 2012:252 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:55 [ref. 33932] with Bleeker 1852 as author). Current status: Valid as Cocotropus larvatus Poss & Allen 1987. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: eastern Andaman Sea and Christmas Island east to Marshall Islands and New Guinea, north to Ryukyu Islands. Habitat: marine.

leichhardti, Kanekonia Johnson [J. W.] 2013:398, Figs. 1A-B, 4A-C, 6A [Memoirs of the Queensland Museum Ser. Nature, v. 58; ref. 33137] Gulf of Carpenteria, 13°01.3"S, 140°12'E, dredge in 63 meters, Queensland, Australia. Holotype: QM-I130099. Paratypes: QM-I130046 (1), I33325 (1). •Valid as Kanekonia leichhardti Johnson 2013. Current status: Valid as Kanekonia leichhardti Johnson 2013. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Queensland, Australia. Habitat: marine.

leurynnis, Prosopodasys Jordan [D. S.] & Seale [A.] 1905:525, Fig. 5 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 29 (no. 1433); ref. 10646] Hong Kong. Holotype: USNM 52081. Paratypes: CAS-SU 24007 (1). Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:121 [ref. 12291]. •Valid as Acanthosphex leurynnis (Jordan & Seale 1905) -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387], Vidthayanon & Bettencourt 1988 [ref. 19208], Poss 1999:2357 [ref. 24796], Mandrytsa 2001:272 [ref. 25636], Johnson 2004:186 [ref. 27781], Allen et al. 2006:912 [ref. 29066], Imamura 2009:71 [ref. 30434], Allen & Erdmann 2012:251 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:86 [ref. 32988], Yoshida et al. 2013:82 [ref. 34464], Fricke et al. 2014:55 [ref. 33932], Motomura et al. 2017:69 [ref. 35490]). Current status: Valid as Acanthosphex leurynnis (Jordan & Seale 1905). Aploactinidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: India east to Indonesia and New Guinea, north to southern China, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.

lichen, Aploactis De Vis [C. W.] 1884:461 [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v. 9 (pt 3); ref. 4898] Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Holotype (unique): QM I.75. •Synonym of Paraploactis trachyderma Bleeker 1865 -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:411 [ref. 6387], Paxton et al. 1989:461 [ref. 12442], Allen et al. 2006:915 [ref. 29066]). Current status: Synonym of Paraploactis trachyderma Bleeker 1865. Aploactinidae. Habitat: marine.

masudai, Cocotropus Matsubara [K.] 1943:470, Fig. 156 [Transactions Sigenkagaku Kenkyusyo No. 2; ref. 2905] Hatizyô-zima, Idzu Islands, south of Tokyo, Japan. Holotype (unique): FAKU 1773. •Valid as Cocotropus masudai Matsubara 1943 -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387], Nakabo in Masuda et al. 1984:319 [ref. 6441], Poss & Allen 1987:79 [ref. 6616], Poss 1999:2357 [ref. 24796], Nakabo 2000:601 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:601 [ref. 26001], Imamura & Shinohara 2003:233 [ref. 27213], Fricke 2004:2 [ref. 27662], Johnson 2004:180 [ref. 27781], Imamura & Shinohara 2004:204 [ref. 27943], Imamura & Shinohara 2008:23 [ref. 29563], Imamura et al. 2010:1 [ref. 30770], Prokofiev 2010:723 [ref. 31093]). Current status: Valid as Cocotropus masudai Matsubara 1943. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Western North Pacific: Japan. Habitat: marine.

microps, Cocotropus Johnson [J. W.] 2004:184, Figs. 3C-D [Records of the Australian Museum v. 56 (no. 2); ref. 27781] Southport seawall, about 150 meters west of entrance, 27°56'S, 153°26'E, Queensland, Australia, depth 2-4 meters. Holotype: QM I.31134. Paratypes: AMS I.41266-014 (1), I.41877-001 (1). Plus non-type material. •Valid as Cocotropus microps Johnson 2004 -- (Allen et al. 2006:913 [ref. 29066], Prokofiev 2010:723 [ref. 31093]). Current status: Valid as Cocotropus microps Johnson 2004. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Southwestern Pacific: Queensland and New South Wales (Australia). Habitat: marine.

milesii, Aploactis Richardson [J.] 1850:60, Pl. 1 (fig. 1-2) [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1850 (pt 18) (art. 1) (for 9 Apr. 1850); ref. 3745] King George Sound, Western Australia. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown (dry). •Valid as Aploactisoma milesii (Richardson 1850) -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387], Paxton et al. 1989:459 [ref. 12442], Kuiter 1993:105 [ref. 23929], Gomon et al. 1994:506 [ref. 22532], Mandrytsa 2001:272 [ref. 25636], Hutchins 2001:28 [ref. 25847], Johnson 2004:180 [ref. 27781], Allen et al. 2006:912 [ref. 29066], Johnson 2008:502 [ref. 30650]). Current status: Valid as Aploactisoma milesii (Richardson 1850). Aploactinidae. Distribution: Australia: New South Wales to southern Australia and to Western Australia. Habitat: marine.

mollis, Sthenopus Richardson [J.] 1848:10, Pl. 2 (figs. 6-7) [The zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Samarang; ref. 3744] Sea of China. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1848.3.16.72. •Valid as Sthenopus mollis Richardson 1848 -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387], Poss 1999:2358 [ref. 24796], Mandrytsa 2001:272 [ref. 25636]). Current status: Valid as Sthenopus mollis Richardson 1848. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Western North Pacific. Habitat: marine.

monacanthus, Tetraroge Gilchrist [J. D. F.] 1906:145, Pl. 37 (bottom) [Marine Investigations in South Africa v. 4; ref. 1647] Off False Bluff, South Africa, depth 20 fathoms. Holotype: SAM 11865 (47 mm TL). Paratypes: (4) ?BMNH 1930.1.14.5 [ex SAM] (1), SAM (not found). •Valid as Cocotropus monacanthus (Gilchrist 1906) -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387], Poss 1986:480 [ref. 6296], Poss & Allen 1987:79 [ref. 6616], Imamura & Shinohara 2003:233 [ref. 27213], Fricke 2004:2 [ref. 27662], Johnson 2004:179 [ref. 27781], Prokofiev 2010:723 [ref. 31093]). Current status: Valid as Cocotropus monacanthus (Gilchrist 1906). Aploactinidae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean. Habitat: marine.

obbesi, Coccotropus Weber [M.] 1913:503, Figs. 104-105 [Die Fische der Siboga-Expedition; ref. 4602] North Ubiani Island, Sulu Archipelago, Siboga station 99, 6°7.5'N, 120°26'E, depth 16-23 meters. Holotype (unique): ZMA 110243. Original genus name should have been Cocotropus. •Tentatively valid as Paraploactis obbesi (Weber 1913) -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:419 [ref. 6387], Poss 1999:2358 [ref. 24796], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:606 [ref. 25122], Randall 2005:130 [ref. 28239]). •Valid as Paraploactis obbesi (Weber 1913) -- (Prokofiev 2008:308 [ref. 29592] but misspelled once as abbesi, Allen & Erdmann 2012:253 [ref. 31980], Prokofiev 2012:328 [ref. 32052]). Current status: Valid as Paraploactis obbesi (Weber 1913). Aploactinidae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Indonesia and Philippines. Habitat: marine.

ornatissimus, Bathyaploactis curtisensis Whitley [G. P.] 1933:103, Pl. 13 (fig. 2) [Records of the Australian Museum v. 19 (no. 1); ref. 4677] Northwestern Australia. Holotype: AMS IA.4234. Paratypes: AMS IA.4235 (1) •See Johnson 1999:728 [ref. 25471]. •Valid as Karumba ornatissimus (Whitley 1933) -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387], Paxton et al. 1989:460 [ref. 12442], Mandrytsa 2001:271 [ref. 25636], Hutchins 2001:28 [ref. 25847]). •Valid as Bathyaploactis ornatissima Whitley 1933 -- (Poss 1999:2357 [ref. 24796], Johnson 2004:180 [ref. 27781], Allen et al. 2006:913 [ref. 29066], Larson et al. 2013:86 [ref. 32988]). Current status: Valid as Bathyaploactis ornatissima Whitley 1933. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Australia. Habitat: marine.

pataecus, Prosoproctus Poss [S. G.] & Eschmeyer [W. N.] 1979:12, Figs. 1-2 [Japanese Journal of Ichthyology v. 26 (no. 1); ref. 3552] South China Sea, MacClesfield Bank, 15°37.5'-15°36.8'N, 114°22.4'-114°25.0'E, depth 69-82 meters. Holotype: USNM 218689. Paratypes: CAS 41591 (1). •Valid as Prosoproctus pataecus Poss & Eschmeyer 1979 -- (Poss 1999:2358 [ref. 24796], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:606 [ref. 25122], Mandrytsa 2001:272 [ref. 25636]). Current status: Valid as Prosoproctus pataecus Poss & Eschmeyer 1979. Aploactinidae. Distribution: South China Sea. Habitat: marine.

pelta, Kanekonia Poss [S. G.] 1982:375, Figs. 1-2 [Japanese Journal of Ichthyology v. 28 (no. 4); ref. 5474] Off Teluk Kau, Halmahera, Indonesia, 1°08'36"N, 128°01'E, depth 46-55 meters. Holotype (unique): USNM 227361. •Valid as Kanekonia pelta Poss 1982 -- (Poss 1999:2358 [ref. 24796], Johnson 2013:407 [ref. 33137]). Current status: Valid as Kanekonia pelta Poss 1982. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Indonesia. Habitat: marine.

philippinus, Aploactoides Fowler [H. W.] 1938:88, Fig. 40 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 85 (no. 3032); ref. 1426] Off Macabalan Pt. Light, northern Mindanao and vicinity, Philippines, 8°35'30"N, 124°36'00"E, Albatross station D.5504, depth 200 fathoms. Holotype: USNM 98880. Paratypes: USNM 135949-50 (1, 1), 136348-54 (3, 1, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1), 136441 (1). •Valid as Erisphex philippinus (Fowler 1938) -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387], Poss 1999:2358 [ref. 24796], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:606 [ref. 25122], Prokofiev 2008:307 [ref. 29592]). Current status: Valid as Erisphex philippinus (Fowler 1938). Aploactinidae. Distribution: Western Pacific. Habitat: marine.

possi, Cocotropus Imamura [H.] & Shinohara [G.] 2008:22, Figs. 1-2 [Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science (Ser. A) Supplement No. 2; ref. 29563] Maeda Cape, 26°27'N, 127°47'E, Okinawa Island, Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Holotype: NSMT-P 76417. Paratypes: URM-P 35083 (1). •Valid as Cocotropus possi Imamura & Shinohara 2008 -- (Prokofiev 2010:726 [ref. 31093]). Current status: Valid as Cocotropus possi Imamura & Shinohara 2008. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Western North Pacific: Ryukyu Islands. Habitat: marine.

pottii, Cocotropus Steindachner [F.] 1896:203, Pl. 4 (fig. 1) [Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien v. 11; ref. 14618] Kobe, Japan. Syntypes: NMW 6359-60 (3, 1). •Valid as Erisphex pottii (Steindachner 1896) -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387], Nakabo in Masuda et al. 1984:319 [ref. 6441] as potti, Lindberg & Krasyukova 1987:114 [ref. 15964] as potti, Cheng & Zhou 1997:423 [ref. 26385] as potti dated 1897, Motomura & Iwatsuki 1997:133 [ref. 23963], Poss 1999:2358 [ref. 24796], Nakabo 2000:602 [ref. 25086], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:606 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2002:602 [ref. 26001], Choi et al. 2003:253, 566 [ref. 26218], Shinohara et al. 2005:425 [ref. 28370], Prokofiev 2008:307 [ref. 29592], Fricke et al. 2011:380 [ref. 31242], Fricke et al. 2017:3 [ref. 35454] as Eriphex, Sonoyama et al. 2020:47 [ref. 37637]). Current status: Valid as Erisphex pottii (Steindachner 1896). Aploactinidae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Korea and Japan; Chesterfield Islands (New Caledonia). Habitat: marine.

pulvinus, Paraploactis Poss [S. G.] & Eschmeyer [W. N.] 1978:413, Figs. 2, 8 [Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4) v. 41 (no. 18); ref. 6387] Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia. Holotype: WAM P.25528-001. Paratypes: CAS 39680 (1); QM I.12410 (1); WAM P.20123-001 (1), P.23735-001 (1). Type catalog: Hutchins & Smith 1991:17 [ref. 19335], Moore et al. 2008:18 [ref. 30117]. •Valid as Paraploactis pulvinus Poss & Eschmeyer 1978 -- (Paxton et al. 1989:461 [ref. 12442], Poss 1999:2358 [ref. 24796], Hutchins 2001:28 [ref. 25847], Allen et al. 2006:915 [ref. 29066], Prokofiev 2010:718 [ref. 31093], Prokofiev 2012:321 [ref. 32052]). Current status: Valid as Paraploactis pulvinus Poss & Eschmeyer 1978. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Australia and Papua New Guinea. Habitat: marine.

queenslandica, Kanekonia Whitley [G. P.] 1952:30 [Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales v. for 1950-51; ref. 4714] Albany Passage, northern Queensland, Australia. Holotype (unique): AMS IA.3742. •Valid as Kanekonia queenslandica Whitley 1952 -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387], Paxton et al. 1989:460 [ref. 12442], Gomon et al. 1994:507 [ref. 22532], Poss 1999:2358 [ref. 24796], Hutchins 2001:28 [ref. 25847], Johnson 2004:181 [ref. 27781], Allen et al. 2006:914 [ref. 29066], Johnson 2008:503 [ref. 30650], Johnson 2013:408 [ref. 33137]). Current status: Valid as Kanekonia queenslandica Whitley 1952. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Australia: Queensland, Northern Territory and to Western Australia, South Australia. Habitat: marine.

richeri, Cocotropus Fricke [R.] 2004:4, Fig. 1 [Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde Ser. A, No. 660; ref. 27662] Northwest side of Baie du Santal, east-southeast of Cap Aimé, 20°46'59"S, 167°02'56"E to 20°47'13"S, 167°03'20"W, Lifou Island, Loyalty Islands, depth 65-116 meters, dredged. Holotype (unique): MNHN 2004-0841. •Valid as Cocotropus richeri Fricke 2004 -- (Imamura & Shinohara 2008:24 [ref. 29563], Prokofiev 2010:723 [ref. 31093], Fricke et al. 2011:380 [ref. 31242], Fricke et al. 2017:3 [ref. 35454]). Current status: Valid as Cocotropus richeri Fricke 2004. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Western South Pacific: Lifou Island, Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia). Habitat: marine.

roseomaculatus, Cocotropus Imamura [H.] & Shinohara [G.] 2004:202, Figs. 1-3 [Species Diversity v. 9 (no. 3); ref. 27943] Kosi Bay mouth area, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, 28°54'36"S, 32°55'18"E, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 39731. •Valid as Cocotropus roseomaculatus Imamura & Shinohara 2004 -- (Imamura & Shinohara 2008:23 [ref. 29563], Imamura et al. 2010:5 [ref. 30770], Prokofiev 2010:723 [ref. 31093]). Current status: Valid as Cocotropus roseomaculatus Imamura & Shinohara 2004. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Southwestern Indian Ocean. Habitat: marine.

roseus, Cocotropus Day [F.] 1875:160, Pl. 38 (fig. 8) [The fishes of India Part 1; ref. 1080] Coromandel coast of India. Syntypes and/or Day specimens: BMNH 1889.2.1.3198 (1) 1889.2.1.4292 (1, dry); MZUF 2376 (1); NMW 82985 (1); RMNH 993 (1); ZMB 9570 (1), 9889 (1); ZSI 1737 (1), 2780 (, lost), 2910 (1, lost). Type catalog: Whitehead & Talwar 1976:159 [ref. 23762], Paepke & Fricke 1992:276 [ref. 19946]. Reasons for loss of ZSI type specimens during WWII see Chopra 1947:349-350 [ref. 33077]. •Valid as Cocotropus roseus Day 1875 -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387], Poss & Allen 1987:79 [ref. 6616], Imamura & Shinohara 2003:233 [ref. 27213], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S103 [ref. 27377], Fricke 2004:2 [ref. 27662], Johnson 2004:179 [ref. 27781], Prokofiev 2010:723 [ref. 31093], Ray & Mohapatra 2018:437 [ref. 36555]). Current status: Valid as Cocotropus roseus Day 1875. Aploactinidae. Distribution: India and Maldives. Habitat: marine.

schomburgki, Aploactisoma Castelnau [F. L.] 1872:244 [Proceedings of the Zoological and Acclimatisation Society of Victoria, Melbourne v. 1; ref. 757] St. Vincent Gulf, South Australia. Syntypes: ?AMS B.9209 (1, not found), MNHN A-3430 (1), ZMB 10288 (4). Type catalog: Paepke & Fricke 1992:276 [ref. 19946]. •Synonym of Aploactisoma milesii (Richardson 1850) -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387], Paxton et al. 1989:459 [ref. 12442], Allen et al. 2006:913 [ref. 29066]). Current status: Synonym of Aploactisoma milesii (Richardson 1850). Aploactinidae. Habitat: marine.

sieboldi, Aploactis Kaup [J. J.] 1852 Still researching. •Synonym of Aploactis aspera (Richardson 1845) -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387]). Current status: Synonym of Aploactis aspera (Richardson 1845). Aploactinidae. Habitat: marine.

simplex, Erisphex Chen [L.-C.] 1981:44, Figs. 4, 29 [Quarterly Journal of the Taiwan Museum (Taipei) v. 34 (nos 1/2); ref. 8619] Off Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Holotype: CAS 47307. Paratypes: CAS 47308 (5), SIO 80-233 (1). Type catalog: Ho & Shao 2011:41 [ref. 31432]. •Valid as Erisphex simplex Chen 1981 -- (Poss 1999:2358 [ref. 24796], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:606 [ref. 25122], Prokofiev 2008:307 [ref. 29592], Ho & Shao 2011:41 [ref. 31432], Fricke et al. 2017:3 [ref. 35454]). Current status: Valid as Erisphex simplex Chen 1981. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Western North Pacific: Taiwan and Vietnam. Habitat: marine.

spinosa, Apistes Day [F.] 1875:160 [The fishes of India Part 1; ref. 1080] Museum name mentioned in passing under Cocotropus echinatus; not available. Aploactinidae.

steinitzi, Cocotropus Eschmeyer [W. N.] & Dor [M.] 1978:166, Fig. 1 [Israel Journal of Zoology v. 27 (no. 4); ref. 8936] North Beach, Eilat, Israel, Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea. Holotype: HUJ 17674 [ex E 59719/10]. Paratypes: CAS-SU 14650 (1). Type catalog: Golani 2006:25 [ref. 28840]. •Valid as Cocotropus steinitzi Eschmeyer & Dor 1978 -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387], Dor 1984:89 [ref. 29757], Poss & Allen 1987:79 [ref. 6616], Goren & Dor 1994:22 [ref. 25356], Imamura & Shinohara 2003:233 [ref. 27213], Fricke 2004:2 [ref. 27662], Johnson 2004:180 [ref. 27781], Imamura & Shinohara 2004:204 [ref. 27943], Imamura & Shinohara 2008:23 [ref. 29563], Imamura et al. 2010:5 [ref. 30770], Prokofiev 2010:723 [ref. 31093], Allen & Erdmann 2012:252 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:55 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2017:3 [ref. 35454], Golani & Fricke 2018:57 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Cocotropus steinitzi Eschmeyer & Dor 1978. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: Andaman Islands, northern Papua New Guinea. Habitat: marine.

taenianotus, Pseudopataecus Johnson [J. W.] 2004:181, Figs. 1, 3A-B [Records of the Australian Museum v. 56 (no. 2); ref. 27781] West-southwest of Lady Musgrave Island, 23°57.21'S, 152°13.32'E, Queensland, Australia, depth 37 meters. Holotype: QM I.33192. Paratypes: AMS I.42652-001 (1); QM I.30723 (1), I.33193 (1), I.33850 (1), I.33944-45 (1, 1). Plus non-type material. •Valid as Pseudopataecus taenianotus Johnson 2004 -- (Allen et al. 2006:916 [ref. 29066], Johnson 2012:54 [ref. 32006]). Current status: Valid as Pseudopataecus taenianotus Johnson 2004. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Queensland and southern Northern Territory, Australia. Habitat: marine.

taprobanensis, Aniculerosa Whitley [G. P.] 1933:101 [Records of the Australian Museum v. 19 (no. 1); ref. 4677] South of Adam's Bridge, Sri Lanka. No types known. Based on specimens identified as Aploactis aspersa in Johnstone 1904:2-2, 219 [ref. 15187]. •Tentatively valid as Paraploactis taprobanensis (Whitley 1933) -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:419 [ref. 6387]). •Valid as Paraploactis taprobanensis (Whitley 1933) -- (Prokofiev 2012:321 [ref. 32052]). Current status: Valid as Paraploactis taprobanensis (Whitley 1933). Aploactinidae. Distribution: Sri Lanka and southwest India. Habitat: marine.

trachyderma, Paraploactis Bleeker [P.] 1865:169 [Nederlandsch Tijdschrift voor de Dierkunde v. 2; ref. 411] Australia. Holotype (unique): RMNH 5892. •Valid as Paraploactis trachyderma Bleeker 1865 -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:411 [ref. 6387], Paxton et al. 1989:461 [ref. 12442], Kuiter 1993:106 [ref. 23929], Larson & Williams 1997:353 [ref. 23967], Poss 1999:2358 [ref. 24796], Johnson 1999:728 [ref. 25471], Johnson 2004:181 [ref. 27781], Allen et al. 2006:915 [ref. 29066], Fricke et al. 2011:380 [ref. 31242], Larson et al. 2013:86 [ref. 32988]). •Valid as Paraploactis trachyderma Bleeker 1865, as aff. trachyderma -- (Prokofiev 2008:310 [ref. 29592], Prokofiev 2012:321 [ref. 32052]). Current status: Valid as Paraploactis trachyderma Bleeker 1865. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Australia and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.

tridorsalis, Neoaploactis Eschmeyer [W. N.] & Allen [G. R.] 1978:444, Figs. 1-2 [Records of the Western Australian Museum v. 6 (pt 4); ref. 1276] One Tree Island, Capricorn Group, south end of Great Barrier Reef, off Queensland, Australia, depth 3-4 meters. Holotype (unique): WAM P.25529-001. Type catalog: Hutchins & Smith 1991:17 [ref. 19335], Moore et al. 2008:18 [ref. 30117] •Valid as Neoaploactis tridorsalis Eschmeyer & Allen 1978 -- (Poss & Eschmeyer 1978:405 [ref. 6387], Allen & Swainston 1988:52 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:460 [ref. 12442], Randall et al. 1990:86 [ref. 15987], Gomon et al. 1994:508 [ref. 22532], Allen 1997:80 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:86 [ref. 25919], Poss 1999:2358 [ref. 24796], Mandrytsa 2001:272 [ref. 25636], Hutchins 2001:28 [ref. 25847], Johnson 2004:181 [ref. 27781] as Neaploactis, Allen et al. 2006:914 [ref. 29066], Johnson 2008:503 [ref. 30650], Fricke et al. 2011:380 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:252 [ref. 31980]). Current status: Valid as Neoaploactis tridorsalis Eschmeyer & Allen 1978. Aploactinidae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Indonesia, Western Australia, Queensland (Australia); Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia). Habitat: marine.