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melanoleucus, Bodianus Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1802:283, 296 [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 4; ref. 4929] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): MNHN 0000-7677 (dry). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1984:12 [ref. 19232]. •Valid as Plectropomus melanoleucus (Lacepède 1801) -- (Kyushin et al. 1977:190 [ref. 19756], Katayama in Masuda et al. 1984:127 [ref. 6441]). •Synonym of Plectropomus laevis (Lacepède 1801) -- (Heemstra & Randall 1986:535 [ref. 5667], Randall & Hoese 1986:12 [ref. 6009], Paxton et al. 1989:499 [ref. 12442], Lee 1990:59 [ref. 19830], Randall et al. 1990:117 [ref. 15987], Randall & Heemstra 1991:292 [ref. 19601], Heemstra & Randall 1993:290 [ref. 21042], Fricke 1999:204 [ref. 24106], Heemstra & Randall 1999:2532 [ref. 24815], Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:610 [ref. 25122], Randall 2005:165 [ref. 28239], Fricke & Kulbicki 2006:328 [ref. 28867], Hoese et al. 2006:1021 [ref. 28999], Fricke et al. 2011:386 [ref. 31242], Parenti & Randall 2020:92 [ref. 37354]). Current status: Synonym of Plectropomus laevis (Lacepède 1801). Serranidae: Epinephelinae. Habitat: marine.