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elegans, Trichonotus Shimada [K.] & Yoshino [T.] 1984:15, Figs. 1-4 [Japanese Journal of Ichthyology v. 31 (no. 1); ref. 6733] South-southeast of Hatoma Island, Yaeyama Islands, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, 24°28'N, 123°49'E, depth about 20 meters. Holotype: URM-P 6413. Paratypes: FAKU 107000-01 (2, not seen in 1997); NSMT-P 23035-36 (2); URM-P 6403 (1), 6405 (1), 6407 (1), 6410-12 (3). •Valid as Trichonotus elegans Shimada & Yoshino 1984 -- (Shimada & Yoshino 1984:18 [ref. 6733], Yoshino & Shimada in Masuda et al. 1984:292 [ref. 6441], Randall et al. 1990:358 [ref. 15987], Randall & Tarr 1994:311 [ref. 21640], Randall 1995:306 [ref. 22896], Allen 1997:222 [ref. 23977], Anderson et al. 1998:26 [ref. 23611], Myers 1999:214 [ref. 23965], Nakabo 2000:1069 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:387 [ref. 25191], Hutchins 2001:40 [ref. 25847], Nelson 2001:3512 [ref. 26284], Nakabo 2002:1069 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:52 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:638 [ref. 27495], Randall 2005:467 [ref. 28239], Hoese & Bray 2006:1496 [ref. 29000], Katayama & Endo 2010:1 [ref. 30819], Allen & Erdmann 2012:760 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:144 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2019:250 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Trichonotus elegans Shimada & Yoshino 1984. Trichonotidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Maldive Islands east to Micronesia and Fiji, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Papua New Guinea. Habitat: marine.