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melas, Glyphisodon Valenciennes [A.] (ex Kuhl & van Hasselt) in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830:472 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 5; ref. 999] Java, Indonesia. Syntypes: RMNH D1283 (1, stuffed), D1284 (1, stuffed). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1978:34 [ref. 20862] and note on authorship. Kottelat (2013) records a freshwater record from the Philippines. Authorship is Valenciennes on p. 473, not Cuvier (Kottelat 2013). •Valid as Paraglyphidodon melas (Valenciennes 1830) -- (Dor 1984:185 [ref. 29757], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:198 [ref. 6441], Allen 1986:679 [ref. 5631], Allen & Swainston 1988:102 [ref. 25477], Goren & Dor 1994:50 [ref. 25356]). •Valid as Neoglyphidodon melas (Valenciennes 1830) -- (Randall et al. 1990:271 [ref. 15987], Allen 1991:246 [ref. 19344], Allen 1997:160 [ref. 23977], Larson & Williams 1997:364 [ref. 23967], Kuiter 1997:254 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:271 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:183 [ref. 23965], Allen in Randall & Lim 2000:627 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:941 [ref. 25182], Allen 2000:110 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:267 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:37 [ref. 25847], Allen 2001:3344 [ref. 26132], Nakabo 2002:941 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:46 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S113 [ref. 27377], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:137 [ref. 27510], Adrim et al. 2004:123 [ref. 27715], Allen et al. 2006:1458 [ref. 29090], Fricke et al. 2009:80 [ref. 30213], Motomura et al. 2010:153 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:603 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:171 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:377 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2014:120 [ref. 33932], Koeda et al. 2016:70 [ref. 35333], Fricke et al. 2018:269 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:115 [ref. 36273], Imamura in Kimura et al. 2018:215 [ref. 36460], Fricke et al. 2019:216 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:86 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Neoglyphidodon melas (Valenciennes 1830). Pomacentridae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Socotra, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Philippines, New Ireland (Papua New Guinea) and Vanuatu, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.