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porphyreus, Pseudochromis Lubbock [R.] & Goldman [B.] 1974:107, Pl. 1 [Journal of Fish Biology v. 6 (no. 2); ref. 21401] Ishigaki Island, Yaeyama Islands, southern Ryukyu Islands, Japan, depth 6-20 meters. Holotype: BPBM 8737. Paratypes: AMS I.17191-001 (1); BMNH 1973.5.15.1 (1); BPBM 9919 (2), 9928 (13), 11317 (3); ?USNM 50705 (1, not in original), USNM 210325 (1). •Valid as Pseudochromis porphyreus Lubbock & Goldman 1974 -- (Hayashi in Masuda et al. 1984:140 [ref. 6441], Gill et al. 1996:99 [ref. 22908], Shibukawa & Iwata 1997:297 [ref. 23223], Allen 1997:96 [ref. 23977], Myers 1999:121 [ref. 23965], Gill 1999:2576 [ref. 24817], Nakabo 2000:735 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:735 [ref. 26001], Randall et al. 2004:13 [ref. 27624]). •Valid as "Pictichromis" porphyreus (Lubbock & Goldman 1974) -- (Allen & Adrim 2003:33 [ref. 26830]). •Valid as Pictichromis porphyreus (Lubbock & Goldman 1974) -- (Gill 2004:65 [ref. 27767], Randall 2005:187 [ref. 28239], Randall et al. 2005:121 [ref. 28745]). •Valid as Pictichromis porphyrea (Lubbock & Goldman 1974) -- (Allen et al. 2008:153 [ref. 29481], Randall & Schultz 2009:170 [ref. 30558], Motomura et al. 2010:101 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:330 [ref. 31980]). Current status: Valid as Pictichromis porphyrea (Lubbock & Goldman 1974). Pseudochromidae: Pseudochrominae. Distribution: Western Pacific: eastern Indonesia to Philippines, east to Micronesia and Samoa, north to the Ryukyu Islands. Habitat: marine.