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acutirostris, Histiopterus Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1844:88 [Fauna Japonica Parts 5-6; ref. 4372] Ōmura, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, Kyūshū, Japan. Lectotype: RMNH D822 (stuffed). Paralectotypes: RMNH 2398 (1, stuffed). Lectotype selected by Boeseman 1947:86 [ref. 12876]. •Valid as Evistias acutirostris (Temminck & Schlegel 1844) -- (Mochizuki in Masuda et al. 1984:189 [ref. 6441], Hardy 1983:185 [ref. 5385], Paulin et al. 1989:196 [ref. 24556], Hardy in Amaoka et al. 1990:282 [ref. 16024], Kuiter 1993:249 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:163 [ref. 25479], Mundy & Moser 1997:260 [ref. 23514], Yokogawa & Abe 2000:5 [ref. 24402], Nakabo 2000:908 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:311 [ref. 25191], Shinohara et al. 2001:327 [ref. 25995], Nakabo 2002:908 [ref. 26193], Choi et al. 2003:355, 625 [ref. 26218], Randall 2005:344 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:408 [ref. 28379], Bray et al. 2006:1312 [ref. 29091], Randall 2007:299 [ref. 30952], Motomura et al. 2010:142 [ref. 31256], Shinohara et al. 2011:53 [ref. 31715], Kim 2012:89 [ref. 32039], Shinohara et al. 2014:263 [ref. 33330], Duffy & Ahyong 2015:114 [ref. 36167], Hernández et al. 2015:525 [ref. 34036], Trnski 2015:1309 [ref. 34198], Sonoyama et al. 2020:79 [ref. 37637]). Current status: Valid as Evistias acutirostris (Temminck & Schlegel 1844). Pentacerotidae: Histiopterinae. Distribution: Western and central Pacific: southern and central Japan; Hawaiian Islands; eastern Australia and New Caledonia east to Matthew and Hunter Islands, south to northern New Zealand, Kermadec Islands and Easter Island. Habitat: marine.