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biocellatus, Nemapterois Fowler [H. W.] 1938:81, Fig. 36 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 85 (no. 3032); ref. 1426] Off Jolo Light, Philippines, Jolo Island, Sulu Sea, 6°04'20"N, 120°59'20"E, Albatross station D.5136, depth 22 fathoms. Holotype (unique): USNM 98894. •Valid as Nemapterois biocellatus Fowler 1938 -- (Klausewitz 1969:348 [ref. 39501]). •Valid as Dendrochirus biocellatus (Fowler 1938) -- (Kishimoto in Masuda et al. 1984:317 [ref. 6441], Allen 1997:74 [ref. 23977], Myers 1999:100 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:154 [ref. 24106], Poss 1999:2313 [ref. 24796], Allen 2000:86 [ref. 37268], Nakabo 2000:568 [ref. 25086], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:605 [ref. 25122], Mandrytsa 2001:276 [ref. 25636], Hutchins 2001:27 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:568 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:29 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:619 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:10 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:115 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:878 [ref. 29002], Fricke et al. 2009:39 [ref. 30213], Fricke et al. 2011:377 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:217 [ref. 31980], Matsunuma & Motomura 2013:5 [ref. 32776], Matsunuma et al. 2017:[40] [ref. 35277], Matsunuma & Motomura 2019:[27] [ref. 36536], Poss & Motomura 2022:509 [ref. 39725]). Current status: Valid as Dendrochirus biocellatus (Fowler 1938). Scorpaenidae: Pteroinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Comoros, western Mascarenes (La Réunion, Mauritius), Maldives and Sri Lanka east to Mariana Islands, Solomon Islands and Tonga, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.


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