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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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gilchristi, Dendroscorpaena Smith [J. L. B.] 1957:61, Fig. 4 [Ichthyological Bulletin, Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University No. 4; ref. 4112] Off the Tugela River, South Africa, western Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): SAM 11851. •Valid as Scorpaenopsis gilchristi (Smith 1957) -- (Eschmeyer 1986:474 [ref. 5652], Nakabo et al. 1993:31 [ref. 20716], Randall & Eschmeyer 2002:26 [ref. 25801], Motomura & Causse 2011:50 [ref. 31125], Fricke et al. 2011:378 [ref. 31242], Motomura et al. 2011:68 [ref. 31308], Poss & Motomura 2022:540 [ref. 39725]). Current status: Valid as Scorpaenopsis gilchristi (Smith 1957). Scorpaenidae: Scorpaeninae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), Somalia, Saya de Malha Bank; western Pacific: ?New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.

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