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cuniculus, Hoplolatilus Randall [J. E.] & Dooley [J. K.] 1974:466, Figs. 1D, 9 [Copeia 1974 (no. 2); ref. 5336] Edge of pass, Papara, off Popote Bay, Tahiti, Society Islands [French Polynesia, South Pacific], depth 36-45 meters. Holotype: BPBM 11996. Paratypes: AMS I.17155-001; BMNH 1973.7.17.2 (1); BPBM 9281 (2), 11997 (4); CAS 28354 (1); MNHN 1973-0035 (1); USNM 209534 (1 or 9). Type catalog: Bauchot & Desoutter 1989:22 [ref. 15502]. •Valid as Hoplolatilus cuniculus Randall & Dooley 1974 -- (Dooley 1978:66 [ref. 5499], Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:152 [ref. 6441], Paxton et al. 1989:566 [ref. 12442], Randall et al. 1990:154 [ref. 15987], Earle & Pyle 1997:382 [ref. 22771], Allen 1997:130 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:154 [ref. 25919], Anderson et al. 1998:24 [ref. 23611], Myers 1999:134 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:237 [ref. 24106], Dooley 1999:2640 [ref. 24837], Nakabo 2000:785 [ref. 25086], Dooley in Randall & Lim 2000:615 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:221 [ref. 25191], Nakabo 2002:785 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:37 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S106 [ref. 27377], Randall et al. 2004:15 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:217 [ref. 28239], Paxton et al. 2006:1128 [ref. 28995], Allen 2007:105 [ref. 29223], Allen et al. 2010:172 [ref. 30989], Motomura et al. 2010:114 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:420 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2018:177 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Hoplolatilus cuniculus Randall & Dooley 1974. Malacanthidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Madagascar and Mauritius (Mascarenes) east to Marshall Islands and Society Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland (Australia), New Caledonia and Tonga; postlarvae straying to South Africa. Habitat: marine.