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monroviae, Acanthurus Steindachner [F.] 1876:208 [160] [Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 74 (1. Abth.); ref. 4225] Monrovia, Liberia. Holotype (unique): NMW 58842. On p. 160 of separate. Spelled munroviae by Gill 1895:188 [ref. 17662]. •Valid as Acanthurus monroviae Steindachner 1876 -- (Randall 1956:220 [ref. 12221], Desoutter 1973:455 [ref. 7203], Desoutter in Whitehead et al. 1986:962 [ref. 13676], Desoutter 1990:963 [ref. 18967], Golani & Sonin 1996:2 [ref. 22790], Afonso et al. 1999:79 [ref. 25466], Kuiter & Debelius 2001:64 [ref. 26232], Moura & Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:101 [ref. 27192], Luiz et al. 2004:1173 [ref. 27860], Golani 2005:58 [ref. 37112], Wirtz et al. 2007:40 [ref. 30263], Zenetos et al. 2010:411 [ref. 31201], Bernal & Rocha 2011:63 [ref. 31336], Wirtz et al. 2013:134 [ref. 32972], Psomadakis et al. 2015:306 [ref. 34104], Triay-Portella et al. 2015:169 [ref. 36561], Rocha in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2859 [ref. 34618], Agius Darmanin et al. 2017:338 [ref. 35033]). Current status: Valid as Acanthurus monroviae Steindachner 1876. Acanthuridae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Brazil, possibly a waif; Mediterranean Sea; eastern Atlantic: Morocco to Angola, including offshore islands. Pakistan record probably a misidentification. Habitat: marine.