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pusillus, Monacanthus Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1829:34 [Atlas zu der Reise im nördlichen Africa. Fische des Rothen Meeres; ref. 3843] Massawa, Eritrea, Red Sea. Holotype (unique): SMF 3488. Appeared first as name in synonymy, validated by Günther 1870:229 [ref. 1995]. •Valid as Pseudomonacanthus pusillus (Rüppell 1829) -- (Dor 1984:280 [ref. 29757], Goren & Dor 1994:74 [ref. 25356]). •Valid as Paramonacanthus pusillus (Rüppell 1829) -- (Hutchins 1997:43 [ref. 23117], Fricke 1999:594 [ref. 24106], Hutchins in Randall & Lim 2000:648 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1412 [ref. 25182], Hutchins 2001:48 [ref. 25847], Hutchins 2001:3943 [ref. 26316] dated 1828, Nakabo 2002:1412 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:64 [ref. 26830] dated 1828, Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S124 [ref. 27377], Adrim et al. 2004:127 [ref. 27715], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:446 [ref. 28072], Allen et al. 2006:1894 [ref. 29098], Fricke et al. 2009:119 [ref. 30213], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1076 [ref. 31980], Bogorodsky et al. 2014:433 [ref. 33460], Matsuura 2014:12 [ref. 33576], Motomura et al. 2017:233 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:381 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:179 [ref. 36273], Matsuura in Kimura et al. 2018:307 [ref. 36460], Psomadakis et al. 2020:613 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Paramonacanthus pusillus (Rüppell 1829). Monacanthidae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and South Africa east to Philippines, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.