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papuensis, Opisthognathus Bleeker [P.] 1868:333 [Verslagen en Mededeelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen. Afdeeling Natuurkunde (Ser. 2) v. 2; ref. 425] Waigeo, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): RMNH 18093. . Correct spelling of genus is Opistognathus. For information the holotype see Boeseman 1954 [ref. 20675]. •Valid as Opistognathus papuensis Bleeker 1868 -- (Randall et al. 1990:356 [ref. 15987], Larson & Williams 1997:365 [ref. 23967], Randall et al. 1997:356 [ref. 25919], Smith-Vaniz 1999:2589 [ref. 24833], Allen & Adrim 2003:34 [ref. 26830], Smith-Vaniz 2004:223 [ref. 27780], Hoese & Bray 2006:1075 [ref. 29000], Larson et al. 2013:107 [ref. 32988]). Current status: Valid as Opistognathus papuensis Bleeker 1868. Opistognathidae. Distribution: Australia and southern New Guinea. Habitat: marine.