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erythropterus, Lethrinus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830:313 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 6; ref. 996] Uléa, Caroline Islands, western Pacific, ca. 7°22'N, 143°54'E. No types preserved. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1983:72 [ref. 21545]. Based on a drawing by Mertens and 'Ketlitz' (Franz Karl Mertens, 1764-1831, German botanist; Friedrich Heinrich Freiherr von Kittlitz, 1799-1874, German ornithologist and naturalist). •Synonym of Lethrinus kallopterus Bleeker 1856 -- (Sato 1978:20 [ref. 8884]). •Valid as Lethrinus erythropterus Valenciennes 1830 -- (Carpenter in Carpenter & Allen 1989:59 [ref. 13577], Heemstra in Smith & Heemstra 1995:xi [ref. 21953], Allen 1997:134 [ref. 23977], Myers 1999:155 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:298 [ref. 24106], Carpenter in Randall & Lim 2000:620 [ref. 25122], Allen 2000:104 [ref. 25868], Iwatsuki et al. 2000:101 [ref. 26368], Hutchins 2001:263 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:35 [ref. 25847], Carpenter 2001:3030 [ref. 26105], Allen & Adrim 2003:40 [ref. 26830], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:100 [ref. 27510], Allen et al. 2006:1235 [ref. 29090], Allen & Erdmann 2012:496 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:93 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2018:214 [ref. 35805], Fricke et al. 2019:171 [ref. 36673], Psomadakis et al. 2020:476 [ref. 37272], Carpenter 2022:321 [ref. 39786]). Current status: Valid as Lethrinus erythropterus Valenciennes 1830. Lethrinidae: Lethrininae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa (Mozambique, Tanzania), Madagascar, Mascarenes (Mauritius) and Chagos Archipelago east to Caroline Islands (Micronesia), New Ireland (Papua New Guinea) and Solomon Islands, north to Philippines, south to off Western Australia. Habitat: marine.


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