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abei, Chaunax Le Danois [Y.] 1978:87, Figs. 1-2 [Cybium 3e série. Bulletin de la Société Française d'Ichtyologie No. 4; ref. 8918] South of Toba, near Nagoya, Pacific coast of Japan, Sea of Japan, depth 180 meters. Holotype: MNHN 1977-0048. Paratypes: MNHN B-3112 [ex MNHN 1977-0048] (1). Type catalog: Pietsch et al. 1987:144 [ref. 6339]. •Possibly a synonym of Chaunax fimbriatus Hilgendorf 1879 -- (Caruso in Randall & Lim 2000:597 [ref. 25122]). •Valid as Chaunax abei Le Danois 1978 -- (Le Danois 1979:48 [ref. 6972], Yamakawa in Okamura et al. 1982:189, 357 [ref. 8256], Okamura in Masuda et al. 1984:104 [ref. 6441], Okamura in Okamura & Kitajima 1984:273, 379 [ref. 8057], Caruso 1989:160 [ref. 9287], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:634 [ref. 27969], Shinohara et al. 1996:172 [ref. 26605], Lindberg et al. 1997:228 [ref. 23547], Caruso 1999:2022 [ref. 24765], Lee & Kim 2000:29 [ref. 25725], Nakabo 2000:459 [ref. 25086], Shinohara et al. 2001:309 [ref. 25995], Nakabo 2002:459 [ref. 26001], Choi et al. 2003:213, 541 [ref. 26218], Shinohara et al. 2005:419 [ref. 28370], Ho & Shao 2010:53 [ref. 30799], Shinohara et al. 2014:243 [ref. 33330], Ho et al. 2015:307 [ref. 33915], Motomura et al. 2015:16 [ref. 34709], Ho et al. 2016:135 [ref. 34379]). Current status: Valid as Chaunax abei Le Danois 1978. Chaunacidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Vietnam; records from other localities may represent different species (Ho, pers. obser., 2014/5). Habitat: marine.