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loriculus, Holacanthus Günther [A.] 1874:53, Pl. 40 (fig. C) [Andrew Garrett's Fische der Südsee Bd 1 (Heft 2); ref. 14190] Society Islands [French Polynesia, South Pacific]. Holotype (unique): lost. The name loriculus is a noun in apposition. Based on a single specimen of 2.5 inches taken out of the stomach of a serranid. Description based on painting reproduced in Pl. 40 (fig. C); specimen discarded. •Valid as Centropyge loricula (Günther 1874) -- (Myers 1999:170 [ref. 23965], Randall 1999:18 [ref. 25829], Randall & Earle 2000:16 [ref. 25806], Pyle 2001:3276 [ref. 26118] dated 1860, Myers & Donaldson 2003:626 [ref. 27495] dated 1860, Lobel & Lobel 2004:72 [ref. 27576] dated 1873, Randall et al. 2004:19 [ref. 27624], Allen et al. 2006:1304 [ref. 29090], Allen & Erdmann 2012:548 [ref. 31980], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:7 [ref. 33988]). •Valid as Centropyge loriculus (Günther 1874) -- (Allen 1980:249 [ref. 22764], Randall et al. 1990:239 [ref. 15987], Allen 1997:154 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:239 [ref. 25919], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:307 [ref. 25191], Randall 2005:335 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:405 [ref. 28379], Randall 2007:294 [ref. 30952], Gaither et al. 2014:43 [ref. 35448], Fricke et al. 2019:196 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Centropyge loriculus (Günther 1874). Pomacanthidae. Distribution: Western and central Pacific: Philippines and Papua New Guinea east to Hawaiian Islands, Line Islands and to Marcesas Islands and Pitcairn Group, south to New Caledonia, Tonga and Gambier Islands. Habitat: marine.