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violaceus, Myripristis Bleeker [P.] 1851:234 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 2 (no. 2); ref. 331] Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia. Holotype: RMNH 1642. •Valid as Myripristis violacea Bleeker 1851 -- (Greenfield 1974:12 [ref. 7142] as violaceus, Shimizu in Masuda et al. 1984:114 [ref. 6441] as violaceus, Randall & Heemstra 1986:425 [ref. 5707], Paxton et al. 1989:378 [ref. 12442], Winterbottom et al. 1989:17 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:63 [ref. 15987], Chen et al. 1990:256 [ref. 16678], Randall & Greenfield 1996:51 [ref. 22543], Allen 1997:68 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:63 [ref. 25919], Kotlyar 1998:208 [ref. 24674] as violaceus, Myers 1999:81 [ref. 23965], Randall & Greenfield 1999:2243 [ref. 24790], Nakabo 2000:498 [ref. 25086], Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:602 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:143 [ref. 25191], Allen 2000:96 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:25 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:498 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:27 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:616 [ref. 27495], Kimura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:30 [ref. 27510], Lobel & Lobel 2004:69 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:9 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:91 [ref. 28239], Motomura et al. 2010:83 [ref. 31256], Fricke et al. 2011:373 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:171 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:73 [ref. 32988], Yoshida et al. 2013:66 [ref. 34464], Fricke et al. 2014:41 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:5 [ref. 33988], Eguchi & Motomura 2016:76 [ref. 34690], Koeda et al. 2016:16 [ref. 35333], Fricke et al. 2018:113 [ref. 35805], Bourjon & Fricke 2019:417 [ref. 37177], Fricke et al. 2019:82 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Myripristis violacea Bleeker 1851. Holocentridae: Myripristinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and Réunion (Mascarenes) east to Line Islands, Marquesas Islands and Tuamotu Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.