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pulcherrimus, Anthias Heemstra [P. C.] & Randall [J. E.] 1986:512, Pl. 33 (fig. 166.8 a,b) [ ref. 5667] Mauritius, west coast off Wolmar, 56 m depth. Lectotype: SAIAB 86492. Paralectotypes: BPBM 16375 (1), 16378 (2), 22541 (1), 34647 (4); ROM 87931 (2); SAIAB 7773 (1), 17260 (2). Type catalog: Anderson 2018:45 [ref. 36146]. Was to have appeared in Heemstra & Randall "1986" in the Ichth. Bull. Rhodes Univ., but that work apparently not published; species name dates to reference as given above. Lectotype selected by Heemstra & Akhilesh 2012:154 [ref. 32094]. •Valid as Pseudanthias pulcherrimus (Heemstra & Randall 1986) -- (Fricke 1999:207 [ref. 24106], Randall & Pyle 2001:34 [ref. 25690], Fricke et al. 2009:49 [ref. 30213], Allen & Erdmann 2012:300 [ref. 31980], Heemstra & Akhilesh 2012:126, 154 [ref. 32094], Williams et al. 2013:176 [ref. 32703], Gill et al. 2017:72 [ref. 35653], Fricke et al. 2018:157 [ref. 35805], Anderson 2018:45 [ref. 36146], Tea et al. 2020:3 [ref. 37258], Parenti & Randall 2020:40 [ref. 37354]). Current status: Valid as Pseudanthias pulcherrimus (Heemstra & Randall 1986). Serranidae: Anthiadinae. Distribution: Indian Ocean: South Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles and western Mascarenes east to Maldives, Chagos Archipelago and Andaman Islands. Habitat: marine.