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nigri, Serranus Günther [A.] 1859:112 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 1; ref. 1961] Niger River mouth. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1847.4.4.5. Also listed was Plate IX. fig. A, but on preface p. vi it is stated, "The Plates referred to, and executed by Mr. Ford, will be published as a separate volume." The figure apparently is Pl. 3A in Boulenger 1895 [ref. 537]. •Valid as Cephalopholis nigri (Günther 1859) -- (Daget & Smith 1986:299 [ref. 6204], Heemstra 1991:11 [ref. 19323], Smith 1990:695 [ref. 18227], Bauchot in Lévêque et al. 1992:665 [ref. 21590], Heemstra & Randall 1993:51 [ref. 21042], Poll & Gosse 1995:123 [ref. 24781], Afonso et al. 1999:72 [ref. 25466], Wirtz et al. 2007:29 [ref. 30263], Craig et al. 2011:40 [ref. 31786], Heemstra & Anderson in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2384 [ref. 34618], Vella et al. 2016:1 [ref. 35106], Ma & Craig 2018:454 [ref. 36100], Almeida & Alves 2019:272 [ref. 37097]). Current status: Valid as Cephalopholis nigri (Günther 1859). Serranidae: Epinephelinae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea: Malta; eastern Atlantic: Canary Islands; Senegal south to Angola, including islands in the Gulf of Guinea. Habitat: brackish, marine.