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acanthops, Holacanthus Norman [J. R.] 1922:318 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 9) v. 9 (no. 52); ref. 15357] Durban/eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1922.1.13.38. •Synonym of Centropyge fisheri (Snyder 1904) -- (Schindler & Schneidewind 2004:32 [ref. 28032]). •Valid as Centropyge acanthops (Norman 1922) -- (Allen 1980:249 [ref. 22764], Smith & Heemstra 1986:624 [ref. 5714], Winterbottom et al. 1989:44 [ref. 13251], Randall 1995:254 [ref. 22896], Anderson et al. 1998:25 [ref. 23611], Fricke 1999:346 [ref. 24106], Burgess 2003:1678 [ref. 27101], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S112 [ref. 27377], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:280 [ref. 28072], Mundy 2005:404 [ref. 28379], Fricke et al. 2009:74 [ref. 30213], Fricke et al. 2013:262 [ref. 32706], Zajonz et al. 2019:84 [ref. 36871], Tea et al. 2020:3 [ref. 37258]). Current status: Valid as Centropyge acanthops (Norman 1922). Pomacanthidae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: East Africa, South Africa, Socotra, Seychelles, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Maldives and Chagos Archipelago. Habitat: marine.