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pralinius, Myripristis Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829:170 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 3; ref. 4879] Port Praslin, New Ireland Island, Bismarck Archipelago. Holotype (unique): MNHN 0000-7834. Type catalog: Bauchot 1970:22 [ref. 20740]. Correct spelling apparently is Myripristis pralinia. •Valid as Myripristis pralinia Cuvier 1829 -- (Greenfield 1974:22 [ref. 7142] as pralinius, Shimizu in Masuda et al. 1984:113 [ref. 6441] as pralinius, Randall & Heemstra 1986:424 [ref. 5707], Paxton et al. 1989:378 [ref. 12442], Winterbottom et al. 1989:16 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:63 [ref. 15987], Chen et al. 1990:255 [ref. 16678], Kotlyar 1996:88 [ref. 23292], Randall & Greenfield 1996:40 [ref. 22543], Allen 1997:68 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:64 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:63 [ref. 25919], Kotlyar 1998:208 [ref. 24674] as pralinius, Myers 1999:81 [ref. 23965], Randall & Greenfield 1999:2254 [ref. 24790], Allen 2000:85 [ref. 37268] as pralinius, Nakabo 2000:496 [ref. 25086], Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:602 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:142 [ref. 25191], Randall & Earle 2000:9 [ref. 25806], Hutchins 2001:25 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:496 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:26 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:616 [ref. 27495], Kimura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:30 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:9 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:90 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:779 [ref. 29066], Fricke et al. 2011:373 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:170 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:41 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:5 [ref. 33988], Eguchi & Motomura 2016:75 [ref. 34690], Fricke et al. 2018:113 [ref. 35805], Fricke et al. 2019:82 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Myripristis pralinia Cuvier 1829. Holocentridae: Myripristinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Line and Marquesas islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.