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japonicus, Ateleopus Bleeker [P.] 1853:19 [Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen. v. 25 (art. 7); ref. 340] Entrance of Sasebo Bay, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. Lectotype: RMNH 1410. Based on Ateleopus Temminck & Schlegel 1846:255. Lectotype selected by Kaga et al. 2015:390 [ref. 33987]. •Valid as Ateleopus japonicus Bleeker 1853 -- (Mochizuki in Masuda et al. 1984:115 [ref. 6441], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:155 [ref. 27969] in Atelopus, Moore 1999:1918 [ref. 24745], Nakabo 2000:348 [ref. 25086], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:591 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:20 [ref. 25847] as cf. japonicus, Shinohara et al. 2001:298 [ref. 25995], Chen 2002:274 [ref. 26587], Nakabo 2002:348 [ref. 26001], Youn 2002:197, 532 [ref. 26218] dated 1854, Shinohara et al. 2005:407 [ref. 28370], Bray & Hoese 2006:457 [ref. 29049], Fricke et al. 2011:358 [ref. 31242], Shinohara et al. 2011:39 [ref. 31715], Shinohara et al. 2014:238 [ref. 33330], Kaga et al. 2015:391 [ref. 33987], Kaga 2016:562 [ref. 34246], Kaga 2017:584 [ref. 35175], Golani & Fricke 2018:33 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Ateleopus japonicus Bleeker 1853. Ateleopodidae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: South and east Africa east to Okinawa Trough and Chesterfield Islands (Coral Sea), north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.