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polyacanthus, Dascyllus Bleeker [P.] 1855:503 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch IndiĆ« v. 9 (no. 3); ref. 16851] Batjan, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): ?BMNH 1862.2.28.33. Bleeker specimens: AMS B.8246 (1) Malay. •Valid as Acanthochromis polyacanthus (Bleeker 1855) -- (Randall et al. 1990:250 [ref. 15987], Allen 1991:235 [ref. 19344], Allen 1997:164 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:256 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:250 [ref. 25919], Kavanagh 2000:321 [ref. 24426], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:322 [ref. 25191], Allen 2000:107 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:266 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:37 [ref. 25847], Allen 2001:3342 [ref. 26132] as polyacantha, Allen & Adrim 2003:44 [ref. 26830], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:128 [ref. 27510], Allen et al. 2006:1442 [ref. 29090], Allen & Erdmann 2012:565 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:112 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2019:205 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Acanthochromis polyacanthus (Bleeker 1855). Pomacentridae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Eastern Indonesia east to Philippines, New Ireland (Papua New Guinea), Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.