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truncatus, Plectropomus Fowler [H. W.] & Bean [B. A.] 1930:196, Fig. 5 [Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 100, v. 10; ref. 1477] Atulayan Island, Lagonoy Gulf, eastern coast of Luzon Island, Philippines. Holotype: USNM 89984. Paratypes: (13) USNM 149324 (1), 149396 (1), 170588 (1). •Valid as Plectropomus truncatus Fowler & Bean 1930 -- (Kyushin et al. 1977:186 [ref. 19756], Dor 1984:102 [ref. 29757], Katayama in Masuda et al. 1984:127 [ref. 6441]). •Synonym of Plectropomus areolatus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Randall & Hoese 1986:9 [ref. 6009], Paxton et al. 1989:499 [ref. 12442], Randall et al. 1990:116 [ref. 15987], Randall & Heemstra 1991:291 [ref. 19601], Heemstra & Randall 1993:289 [ref. 21042], Heemstra & Randall 1999:2531 [ref. 24815], Hoese et al. 2006:1021 [ref. 28999], Parenti & Randall 2020:92 [ref. 37354]). Current status: Synonym of Plectropomus areolatus (Rüppell 1830). Epinephelidae. Habitat: marine.