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chinensis, Balistes Osbeck [P.] 1765:147 [Reise nach Ostindien und China; ref. 3311] South China Sea southwest of Macao/China. No types known. Spelled sinensis in Gmelin 1789:1470 [ref. 18139]. •Valid as Monacanthus chinensis (Osbeck 1765) -- (Hutchins 1977:56 [ref. 2283], Matsuura in Masuda et al. 1984:359 [ref. 6441], Allen & Swainston 1988:152 [ref. 25477], Randall et al. 1990:463 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:400 [ref. 23929], Gomon et al. 1994:887 [ref. 22532], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:616 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:242 [ref. 23977], Larson & Williams 1997:375 [ref. 23967], Chen et al. 1997:182 [ref. 26476], Kuiter 1997:400 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:463 [ref. 25919], Johnson 1999:754 [ref. 25471], Hutchins in Randall & Lim 2000:647 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1411 [ref. 25182], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:276 [ref. 25480], Hutchins 2001:270 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:47 [ref. 25847], Hutchins 2001:3940 [ref. 26316], Nakabo 2002:1411 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:64 [ref. 26830], Matsuura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:223 [ref. 27510], Allen et al. 2006:1891 [ref. 29098], Hutchins 2008:838 [ref. 30658], Matsuura 2009:331 [ref. 31171], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1073 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:233 [ref. 32988], Yoshida et al. 2013:228 [ref. 34464], Matsuura 2014:12 [ref. 33576], Matsuura in Kimura et al. 2015:102 [ref. 34319], Motomura et al. 2017:232 [ref. 35490], Matsuura in Kimura et al. 2018:306 [ref. 36460], Hoschke et al. 2019:161 [ref. 36626], Matsuura in Motomura et al. 2021:77 [ref. 38121]). Current status: Valid as Monacanthus chinensis (Osbeck 1765). Monacanthidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Andaman Sea east to Philippines and New Guinea, north to southern Japan, south to Geographe Bay (Western Australia) and Westernport (Victoria, Australia). Habitat: brackish, marine.