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bipunctatus, Dentex Valenciennes [A.] (ex Ehrenberg) in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830:247 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 6; ref. 996] Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea. Holotype (unique): MNHN (whereabouts unknown). Type catalog: Bauchot & Daget 1972:82-83 [ref. 20898], Bauchot et al. 1983:13 [ref. 11366]. •Synonym of Nemipterus japonicus (Bloch 1791) -- (Dor 1984:144 [ref. 29757]). •Valid as Nemipterus bipunctatus (Valenciennes 1830) -- (Russell 1986:600 [ref. 5708], Russell 1990:31 [ref. 19228], Goren & Dor 1994:39 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:215 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:302 [ref. 27969] with author as Ehrenberg, Carpenter et al. 1997:185 [ref. 23922], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S110 [ref. 27377], Mishra & Krishnan 2003:36 [ref. 27712] with author as Ehrenberg, Barman & Mishra 2009:6 [ref. 37652], Motomura in Shibukawa & Motomura 2009:157 [ref. 31131], Russell & Tweddle 2013:197 [ref. 32547], Psomadakis et al. 2015:267 [ref. 34104], Ali et al. 2018:330 [ref. 36183], Fricke et al. 2018:211 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:94 [ref. 36273], Jawad et al. 2018:115 [ref. 36262], Eagderi et al. 2019:90 [ref. 37020], Habib & Islam 2020:Supplementary table p. 27 [ref. 38321], Psomadakis et al. 2020:480 [ref. 37272], Russell & Gouws 2020:579 [ref. 38021]). Current status: Valid as Nemipterus bipunctatus (Valenciennes 1830). Nemipteridae. Distribution: Red Sea; Indian Ocean: East Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius and Persian Gulf east to Myanmar, Andaman Sea and Strait of Malacca. Habitat: marine.