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melanospilos, Holocentrum Bleeker [P.] 1858:2 [Acta Societatis Regiae Scientiarum Indo-Ne√™rlandicae v. 3 (art. 14); ref. 13958] Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): RMNH 5437. Later spelled melanospilus by Bleeker. •Valid as Sargocentron melanospilos (Bleeker 1858) -- (Randall & Heemstra 1985:12 [ref. 5144], Randall & Heemstra 1986:420 [ref. 5707], Randall et al. 1989 [ref. 14254], Paxton et al. 1989:380 [ref. 12442], Randall et al. 1990:66 [ref. 15987], Goren & Dor 1994:18 [ref. 25356], Kotlyar 1996:85 [ref. 23292], Allen 1997:68 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:66 [ref. 25919], Randall 1998:51 [ref. 23300], Anderson et al. 1998:22 [ref. 23611], Kotlyar 1998:202 [ref. 24674], Myers 1999:84 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:138 [ref. 24106], Randall & Greenfield 1999:2235 [ref. 24790], Nakabo 2000:488 [ref. 25086], Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:601 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:147 [ref. 25191], Allen 2000:96 [ref. 25868], Iwatsuki et al. 2000:97 [ref. 26368], Hutchins 2001:25 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:488 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:27 [ref. 26830], Lobel & Lobel 2004:69 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:10 [ref. 27624], Allen et al. 2006:783 [ref. 29066], Fricke et al. 2009:35 [ref. 30213], Satapoomin 2009:53 [ref. 30463], Motomura et al. 2010:84 [ref. 31256], Golani & Bogorodsky 2010:63 [ref. 35264], Fricke et al. 2011:374 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:176 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:73 [ref. 32988], Eguchi & Motomura 2016:94 [ref. 34690], Fricke et al. 2018:116 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:46 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:86 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Sargocentron melanospilos (Bleeker 1858). Holocentridae: Holocentrinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Seychelles, Comores, Madagascar and R√©union (western Mascarenes) east to Wake Atoll, Marshall Islands, Samoa and Tonga, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to Western Australia, Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.