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pessuliferum, Plectropoma Fowler [H. W.] 1904:520, Pl. 17 (upper fig.) [Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. Second series. v. 12 (pt 4); ref. 1367] Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia [eastern Indian Ocean]. Holotype (unique): ANSP 27546. Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:156 [ref. 13621]. •Valid as Plectropomus pessuliferus (Fowler 1904) -- (Heemstra & Randall 1986:535 [ref. 5667], Randall & Hoese 1986:22 [ref. 6009], Winterbottom et al. 1989:27 [ref. 13251], Randall & Heemstra 1991:296 [ref. 19601], Heemstra & Randall 1993:296 [ref. 21042], Goren & Dor 1994:27 [ref. 25356], Heemstra & Randall 1999:2536 [ref. 24815], Iwatsuki et al. 2000:98 [ref. 26368], Hutchins 2001:30 [ref. 25847], Allen & Adrim 2003:32 [ref. 26830], Randall et al. 2004:12 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:166 [ref. 28239], Motomura in Motomura & Satapoomin 2009:92 [ref. 30492], Craig et al. 2011:344 [ref. 31786], Allen & Erdmann 2012:284 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:257 [ref. 32706], Fricke et al. 2018:156 [ref. 35805], Ma & Craig 2018:456 [ref. 36100]). Current status: Valid as Plectropomus pessuliferus (Fowler 1904). Serranidae: Epinephelinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and Madagascar east to Fiji and Tonga. Former Red Sea records are now assigned to P. marisrubri Randall & Hoese 1986. Habitat: marine.