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trichrourus, Pomacentrus Günther [A.] in Playfair & Günther 1867:146, Pl. 17 (fig. 5) [The fishes of Zanzibar; ref. 3490] Zanzibar, Tanzania, western Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): BMNH 2004.11.5.6. Possible syntypes: BMNH 1865.2.27.47 (1, in alcohol), 2004.11.5.6 (1, skin). Spelled trichourus throughout text and trichrourus on plate. Günther, acting as first reviser, in Zoological Record for 1866, selected trichrourus. Misspelled as trichopterus in Sauvage 1891. Evidently two specimens originally according to note by A. Wheeler with one type. If only one type then it is BMNH 2004.2.27.47 (pers. comm. J. Maclaine email 9/8/07). •Valid as Pomacentrus trichourus Günther 1867 -- (Dor 1984:187 [ref. 29757], Allen 1986:681 [ref. 5631], Allen 1991:251 [ref. 19344], Goren & Dor 1994:50 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:267 [ref. 22896], Carpenter et al. 1997:197 [ref. 23922], Allen & Wright 2003:136 [ref. 27247], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S113 [ref. 27377], Heemstra et al. 2004:3325 [ref. 27945]). •Valid as Pomacentrus trichrourus Günther 1867 -- (Fricke 1999:384 [ref. 24106], Fricke et al. 2009:81 [ref. 30213], Fricke et al. 2018:274 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:116 [ref. 36273], Eagderi et al. 2019:97 [ref. 37020], Frable & Tea 2019:328 [ref. 36783], Zajonz et al. 2019:87 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Pomacentrus trichrourus Günther 1867. Pomacentridae. Distribution: Red Sea, western Indian Ocean: East Africa, South Africa and Persian Gulf to Socotra, Madagascar and Mascarenes. Habitat: marine.