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xanthurus, Neopomacentrus Allen [G. R.] & Randall [J. E.] 1981:(6) 54, Figs. 36-37 [Israel Journal of Zoology v. 29 (nos 1/3) (for 1980); ref. 8760] Suakin harbor, Red Sea State, off marine lab jetty, Sudan, Red Sea, depth 0.5 meters. Holotype: BPBM 17908. Paratypes: BMNH 1976.9.20.10-13 (4); BPBM 20432 (1), 20473 (1); HUJ 8371 (1), MNHN 1976-0117 (5); TAU [= SMNHTAU] P.3780 (7); USNM 216479 (106); WAM P.25618-001 (5), P.25790-005 (2), P.25794-003 (8), P.25795-001 (4). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1978:21 [ref. 20862], Hutchins & Smith 1991:30 [ref. 19335], Golani 2006:29 [ref. 28840], Moore et al. 2008:32 [ref. 30117]. Subjectively invalid; secondarily preoccupied in Neopomacentrus by Dascyllus xanthurus Bleeker 1853. •Valid as Neopomacentrus xanthurus Allen & Randall 1981 -- (Dor 1984:184 [ref. 29757], Allen 1991:247 [ref. 19344] [although Allen also placed Dascyllus xanthurus Bleeker 1853 in Neopomacentrus, thereby making Neopomacentrus xanthurus Allen & Randall a junior secondary homonym], Goren & Dor 1994:50 [ref. 25356], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S113 [ref. 27377], DiBattista et al. 2015:21 [ref. 35706], Bogorodsky & Randall 2018:[16] 254 [ref. 36492], Golani & Fricke 2018:115 [ref. 36273], Zajonz et al. 2019:87 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Neopomacentrus xanthurus Allen & Randall 1981. Pomacentridae. Distribution: Red Sea, northwestern Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aden, Socotra. Habitat: marine.