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semicirculatus, Holacanthus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831:191, Pl. 183 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 7; ref. 4881] Timor, Bourou, Waigeo, Indonesia, and Port Praslin, New Ireland Island, Bismarck Archipelago. Syntypes: MNHN A-0083 (1) [Bauchot's holotype] Bourou, A-0150 (1) Timor, A-0606 (1) New Ireland. Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:145 [ref. 20718] wrongly with a holotype and paratypes. See Holacanthus semicircularis De Vis 1884, an incorrect subsequent spelling. •Valid as Pomacanthodes semicirculatus (Cuvier 1831) -- (Khan 1998:231 [ref. 24980]). •Valid as Pomacanthus semicirculatus (Cuvier 1831) -- (Allen 1980:251 [ref. 22764], Dor 1984:171 [ref. 29757] on Red Sea specimens -- but see Randall 1988:2 [ref. 12862], Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:187 [ref. 6441], Smith & Heemstra 1986:626 [ref. 5714], Allen & Swainston 1988:100 [ref. 25477], Randall et al. 1990:245 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:229 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:163 [ref. 25479], Goren & Dor 1994:48 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:256 [ref. 22896], Allen 1997:156 [ref. 23977], Chen et al. 1997:129 [ref. 26476], Kuiter 1997:226 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:245 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:173 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:349 [ref. 24106], Johnson 1999:740 [ref. 25471], Pyle in Randall & Lim 2000:624 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:899 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:310 [ref. 25191], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:177 [ref. 25480], Allen 2000:107 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:265 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:36 [ref. 25847], Pyle 2001:3285 [ref. 26118], Nakabo 2002:899 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:43 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S112 [ref. 27377], Randall et al. 2004:19 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3322 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:283 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:342 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:407 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:1308 [ref. 29090], Fricke et al. 2009:75 [ref. 30213], Satapoomin 2009:195 [ref. 30463], Golani & Bogorodsky 2010:75 [ref. 35264], Motomura et al. 2010:141 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:559 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:263 [ref. 32706], Fricke et al. 2014:107 [ref. 33932], Koeda et al. 2016:60 [ref. 35333], Koeda et al. 2016:9 [ref. 35354], Fricke et al. 2018:243 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Pomacanthus semicirculatus (Cuvier 1831). Pomacanthidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Samoa and Tonga, north to southern Japan, Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia, New South Wales (Australia) and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.