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leptacanthus, Apogon Bleeker [P.] 1856:204 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch IndiĆ« v. 12 (no. 1); ref. 16861] Ternate, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Syntypes: (2) RMNH 5570 (1, poor condition) Species name 'leptacanthus' treated as a noun in apposition, therefore ending not adjusted to genus. •Valid as Apogon leptacanthus Bleeker 1856 -- (Dor 1984:115 [ref. 29757], Hayashi in Masuda et al. 1984:149 [ref. 6441], Fraser & Lachner 1985:34 [ref. 5215], Gon 1986:551 [ref. 5657], Paxton et al. 1989:549 [ref. 12442], Winterbottom et al. 1989:30 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:143 [ref. 15987], Allen 1993:16 [ref. 20779], Goren & Dor 1994:30 [ref. 25356], Allen 1997:108 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:146 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:143 [ref. 25919], Fraser 1998:990 [ref. 23602], Myers 1999:130 [ref. 23965], Allen 1999:2606 [ref. 24812], Nakabo 2000:762 [ref. 25086], Allen in Randall & Lim 2000:613 [ref. 25122], Allen 2000:100 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:31 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:762 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:35 [ref. 26830], Gon & Randall 2003:18 [ref. 26750], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S106 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:624 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:14 [ref. 27624], Adrim et al. 2004:120 [ref. 27715], Allen et al. 2006:1090 [ref. 29004], Shibukawa 2009:106 [ref. 30449]). •Valid as Zoramia leptacantha (Bleeker 1856) -- (Randall 2005:215 [ref. 28239], Greenfield et al. 2005:625 [ref. 28488], Allen & Erdmann 2012:417 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:80 [ref. 33932], Mabuchi et al. 2014:203 [ref. 33426], Mabuchi et al. 2015:47 [ref. 34429], Fricke et al. 2018:176 [ref. 35805], Fricke et al. 2019:141 [ref. 36673]). •Valid as Zoramia leptacanthus (Bleeker 1856) -- (Golani & Fricke 2018:79 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Zoramia leptacanthus (Bleeker 1856). Apogonidae: Apogoninae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Madagascar and Seychelles east to Marshall Islands, Tonga and Samoa, south to Western Australia and Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.