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kaianus, Uranoscopus Günther [A.] 1880:43, Pl. 19 (fig. A) [Report on the shore fishes procured during the voyage of H. M. S. Challenger in the years 1873-1876 v. 1 (pt 6); ref. 2011] Kai Islands, 5°49'15"S, 132°14'15"E, Challenger station 192, depth 129 fathoms. Lectotype: BMNH 1879.5.14.188. Paralectotypes: BMNH 1879.5.14.189 (1), 1879.5.14.191 (1), 1879.5.14.192 (1), 1890.2.26.68 (1); NMI block reg. no. 114.1899 (1). Type catalog: Wheeler & O'Riordan 1969:97-98 [ref. 20752]. Lectotype selected by Kishimoto 1984:1009 [ref. 20701]. •Valid as Uranoscopus kaianus Günther 1880 -- (Kishimoto 1984 [ref. 20701], Allen & Swainston 1988:126 [ref. 25477], Pietsch 1989:295 [ref. 12541], Allen 1997:204 [ref. 23977], Hutchins 2001:41 [ref. 25847], Kishimoto 2001:3528 [ref. 26287], Bray & Hoese 2006:1514 [ref. 29049], Fricke et al. 2013:143 [ref. 32771], Larson et al. 2013:177 [ref. 32988], Vilasri 2013:90 [ref. 33304], Fricke 2018:158 [ref. 36122], Fricke et al. 2019:254 [ref. 36673], Psomadakis et al. 2020:535 [ref. 37272], Prokofiev 2020:679 [ref. 37858]). Current status: Valid as Uranoscopus kaianus Günther 1880. Uranoscopidae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Myanmar and Indonesia east to Philippines and New Ireland (Papua New Guinea). Habitat: marine.