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melanospilos, Achirus Bleeker [P.] 1854:257 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch IndiĆ« v. 7 (no. 2); ref. 345] Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): RMNH 6756. Correct spelling is melanospilos. •Valid as Aseraggodes melanospilos (Bleeker 1854) [commonly as melanospilus] -- (Allen & Swainston 1988:146 [ref. 25477], Hutchins 2001:47 [ref. 25847], Hoese & Bray 2006:1843 [ref. 29000]). •Valid as Liachirus melanospilos (Bleeker 1854) [commonly as melanospilus] -- (Ochiai in Masuda et al. 1984:354 [ref. 6441], Li & Wang 1995:297 [ref. 16193], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:597 [ref. 27969] as melanospilus, Munroe in Randall & Lim 2000:646 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1384 [ref. 25182], Hutchins 2001:47 [ref. 25847], Munroe 2001:3881 [ref. 26314] as melanospilus, Nakabo 2002:1384 [ref. 26193] as melanospilus, Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S122 [ref. 27377] as melanospilus, Ho et al. 2009:12 [ref. 31461] as melanospilus, Ohashi & Motomura 2011:107 [ref. 32413] as melanospilus, Allen & Erdmann 2012:1055 [ref. 31980], Yoshida et al. 2013:219 [ref. 34464], Voronina et al. 2016:398 [ref. 35064], Motomura et al. 2017:224 [ref. 35490] as melanospilus, Imamura in Kimura et al. 2018:296 [ref. 36460]). Current status: Valid as Liachirus melanospilos (Bleeker 1854). Soleidae. Distribution: Southeastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Indonesia east to Philippines, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.