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altivelis, Plesiops Steindachner [F.] 1903:17 [Anzeiger der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse v. 40 (no. 3) (for 22 Jan. 1903); ref. 19244] Nias Island, off western coast of Sumatra [Pulau Nias, Sumatera Utara Province, Indonesia, eastern Indian Ocean]. Holotype (unique): NMW 71398. Described in more detail in Steindachner 1903:17 [ref. 4240]. •Valid as Calloplesiops altivelis (Steindachner 1903) -- (Dor 1984:107 [ref. 29757], Hayashi in Masuda et al. 1984:141 [ref. 6441], Heemstra 1986:542 [ref. 5660], Allen & Swainston 1988:60 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:525 [ref. 12442], Winterbottom et al. 1989:28 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:133 [ref. 15987], Goren & Dor 1994:29 [ref. 25356], Allen 1997:94 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:132 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:133 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:123 [ref. 23965], Mooi 1999:2585 [ref. 24831], Nakabo 2000:739 [ref. 25086], Mooi in Randall & Lim 2000:611 [ref. 25122], Allen 2000:99 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:31 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:739 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:34 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:623 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:13 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:190 [ref. 28239], Hoese & Gates 2006:1053 [ref. 28997], Motomura 2009:97 [ref. 30446], Motomura et al. 2010:103 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:347 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:67 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2018:161 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:69 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Calloplesiops altivelis (Steindachner 1903). Plesiopidae: Plesiopinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and Madagascar east to Line Islands, Tuamoto and Tonga islands, north to southern Japan, south to Australia and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.