Voronina, E. P., Maclaine, J., Raredon, Sandra J., and Pruvost, P. 2020. "Revised Diagnoses, Nomenclature, Distribution and Key for Identification of the Species of the Indo-Pacific Genus Laeops (Bothidae)." Journal of Ichthyology 60 (6):801-827. https://doi.org/10.1134/S0032945220060107
This study provides updated species definitions for the genus Laeops based on character states outlined in original descriptions and found in examined type and non-type specimens. Nine species are granted full species status. Three synonyms are proposed, L. kitaharae, L. sinusarabici and L. tungkongensis. Lectotypes for L. lanceolata, L. nigrescens, L. nigromaculatus, L. parviceps and L. pectoralis are designated. Information on diagnostic characters, morphometry, studied material and photographs of each species are presented. Distribution ranges of Laeops species are herein updated. An identification key for valid species of Laeops is provided.