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adspersus, Pempheris Griffin [L. T.] 1927:139, Pl. 11 (Fig. 3) [Transactions of the New Zealand Institute v. 58; ref. 15788] Bay of Islands, Auckland Provincial District, about 35°13'S, 174°12'E, New Zealand. Holotype: AIM MA 74995. Paratypes: AIM MA 74994 (1). Pempheris is feminine, so the spelling adspersa is probably correct. Trnski personal communication (12/1/2017) on type status. •Valid as Pempheris adspersus Griffin 1972 -- (Paulin et al. 1989:192 [ref. 24556], Paulin & Roberts 1992:102 [ref. 24625]). •Valid as Pempheris adspersa Griffin 1927 -- (Mooi 1998:158 [ref. 24167], Mooi 2000:89 [ref. 24459], Koeda et al. 2013:236 [ref. 32431], Roberts 2015:1296 [ref. 34193], Koeda & Motomura 2017:[4] [ref. 35326]). Current status: Valid as Pempheris adspersa Griffin 1927. Pempheridae. Distribution: Southwestern Pacific: New Zealand. Habitat: marine.