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melanopus, Amphiprion Bleeker [P.] 1852:561 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch IndiĆ« v. 3 (no. 4); ref. 16834] Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): RMNH 6444 (probably largest of 5). •Valid as Amphiprion melanopus Bleeker 1852 -- (Randall et al. 1990:253 [ref. 15987], Allen 1991:237 [ref. 19344], Kuiter 1993:247 [ref. 23929], Astakhov 1996:845 [ref. 24669], Allen 1997:164 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:264 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:253 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:176 [ref. 23965], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:315 [ref. 25191], Hutchins 2001:266 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:37 [ref. 25847], Allen 2001:3349 [ref. 26132], Allen & Adrim 2003:44 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:631 [ref. 27495], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:130 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:19 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:351 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1445 [ref. 29090], Allen et al. 2008:111 [ref. 29750], Ogihara et al. 2009:197 [ref. 30934], Allen & Erdmann 2012:572 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:114 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2019:207 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Amphiprion melanopus Bleeker 1852. Pomacentridae. Distribution: Western Pacific: eastern Indonesia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea east to Palau, Caroline Islands and Vanuatu, south to Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.