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heterodon, Pagrus Bleeker [P.] 1854:54 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch IndiĆ« v. 6 (no. 1); ref. 16923] Sindangole, Halmahera, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. •Synonym of Monotaxis grandoculis (Forsskål 1775) -- (Sato 1986:603 [ref. 5152], Allen in Carpenter & Allen 1989:91 [ref. 13577]). •Valid as Monotaxis heterodon (Bleeker 1854) -- (Randall 2005:281 [ref. 28239], Randall 2007:256 [ref. 30952], Allen & Erdmann 2012:502 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:94 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2019:173 [ref. 36673], Zhao et al. 2021:322 [ref. 38683]). Current status: Valid as Monotaxis heterodon (Bleeker 1854). Lethrinidae: Monotaxinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Seychelles east to Marshall Islands and New Ireland (Papua New Guinea), north to Malaysia and Mischief Reef (South China Sea), south to New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.