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melanosoma, Holacanthus Bleeker [P.] 1853:78 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch IndiĆ« v. 5 (no. 1); ref. 16911] Lawajong, Solor Island, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. •Valid as Chaetodontoplus melanosoma (Bleeker 1853) -- (Allen 1980:250 [ref. 22764], Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:187 [ref. 6441], Allen 1997:158 [ref. 23977], Chen et al. 1997:130 [ref. 26476], Randall et al. 1997:519 [ref. 25919], Pyle in Randall & Lim 2000:624 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:901 [ref. 25182], Pyle 2001:3281 [ref. 26118], Nakabo 2002:901 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2002:42 [ref. 26830], Allen & Steene 2004:28 [ref. 27615], Allen & Erdmann 2012:553 [ref. 31980]). Current status: Valid as Chaetodontoplus melanosoma (Bleeker 1853). Pomacanthidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: central Indonesia to Philippines, Habitat: marine.