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multispinis, Holacanthus Playfair [R. L.] in Playfair & G√ľnther 1867:37, Pl. 6 (fig. 4) [The fishes of Zanzibar; ref. 3490] Zanzibar, Tanzania, western Indian Ocean. Syntypes: BMNH 1865.2.27.49 (1), 1867.3.9.106 (1, skin). •Valid as Centropyge multispinis (Playfair 1867) -- (Klausewitz 1972:365 [ref. 30491], Allen 1980:250 [ref. 22764], Dor 1984:170 [ref. 29757], Smith & Heemstra 1986:624 [ref. 5714], Winterbottom et al. 1989:44 [ref. 13251], Krupp & Debelius 1990:55 [ref. 16018], Goren & Dor 1994:48 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:254 [ref. 22896], Kishimoto et al. 1996 [ref. 22263], Fricke 1999:348 [ref. 24106], Allen & Adrim 2002:42 [ref. 26830] as multispinus and authors as Playfair & Günther, Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S112 [ref. 27377], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:281 [ref. 28072], Fricke et al. 2009:75 [ref. 30213], Satapoomin 2009:193 [ref. 30463], Allen & Erdmann 2012:549 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:263 [ref. 32706], Gaither et al. 2014:43 [ref. 35448], Fricke et al. 2018:241 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:111 [ref. 36273], Zajonz et al. 2019:84 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Centropyge multispinis (Playfair 1867). Pomacanthidae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indian Ocean: East Africa, KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa),Socotra, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Thailand and western Sumatra (Indonesia). Habitat: marine.