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plesiopsus, Steeneichthys Allen [G. R.] & Randall [J. E.] 1985:187, Figs. 1-2 [Records of the Western Australian Museum v. 12 (pt 2); ref. 6106] Outer reef slope 4 kilometers west of Bedwell Island, Clerke Reef, Rowley Shoals, Western Australia, about 17°18'S, 119°19'E, depth 35 meters. Holotype: WAM P.28031-018. Paratypes: BPBM 17524 (2), 20012 (3, 1 c&s), 24110 (2); ROM 46183 (2); USNM 242118 (1); WAM P.28027-005 (1). Type catalog: Hutchins & Smith 1991:21 [ref. 19335], Moore et al. 2008:22 [ref. 30117] •Valid as Steeneichthys plesiopsus Allen & Randall 1985 -- (Paxton et al. 1989:526 [ref. 12442], Mooi 1999:2585 [ref. 24831], Hutchins 2001:31 [ref. 25847], Randall et al. 2004:13 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:191 [ref. 28239], Hoese & Gates 2006:1056 [ref. 28997], Allen & Erdmann 2012:351 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:68 [ref. 33932]). Current status: Valid as Steeneichthys plesiopsus Allen & Randall 1985. Plesiopidae: Plesiopinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Papua New Guinea, Western Australia and to Fiji, Tonga and Samoa. Habitat: marine.


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