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macracanthus, Priacanthus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829:108 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 3; ref. 4879] Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-0174. Type catalog: Bauchot & Desoutter 1987:85 [ref. 12478]. •Valid as Priacanthus macracanthus Cuvier 1829 -- (Kyushin et al. 1982:184 [ref. 19754], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:143 [ref. 6441], Machida in Okamura et al. 1985:479, 673 [ref. 8056], Starnes 1988:169 [ref. 6978], Allen & Swainston 1988:64 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:543 [ref. 12442], Kuiter 1993:150 [ref. 23929], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:252 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:100 [ref. 23977], Chen et al. 1997:55 [ref. 26476], Sokolovskaya et al. 1998:11 [ref. 24670], Starnes 1999:2597 [ref. 24834], Johnson 1999:732 [ref. 25471], Nakabo 2000:748 [ref. 25086], Starnes in Randall & Lim 2000:612 [ref. 25122], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:92 [ref. 25480], Hutchins 2001:31 [ref. 25847], Shinohara et al. 2001:323 [ref. 25995], Nakabo 2002:748 [ref. 26001], Choi et al. 2003:318, 597 [ref. 26218], Allen & Adrim 2003:34 [ref. 26830], Parin 2003:S5 [ref. 28536], Shinohara et al. 2005:431 [ref. 28370], Paxton et al. 2006:1119 [ref. 28995], Iwatsuki 2009:101 [ref. 30433], Shinohara et al. 2011:49 [ref. 31715], Iwatsuki et al. 2012:54 [ref. 31809], Allen & Erdmann 2012:364 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:115 [ref. 32988], Yoshida et al. 2013:103 [ref. 34464], Shinohara et al. 2014:260 [ref. 33330], Parin et al. 2014:357 [ref. 33547], Trnski 2015:1233 [ref. 34198], Motomura et al. 2017:95 [ref. 35490], Iwatsuki in Kimura et al. 2018:112 [ref. 36460], Psomadakis et al. 2020:402 [ref. 37272], Sonoyama et al. 2020:58 [ref. 37637]). Current status: Valid as Priacanthus macracanthus Cuvier 1829. Priacanthidae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Myanmar, Andaman Sea, Indonesia and Arafura Sea east to Philippines and New Guinea, north to southern Sea of Japan, south to Western Australia, New South Wales (Australia), Middleton Reef and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.