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megalophthalmus, Plectranthias Fourmanoir [P.] & Randall [J. E.] 1979:316, Fig. 1 [Micronesica v. 15 (nos 1-2); ref. 8834] South of Isle of Pines, New Caledonia, depth 360 meters. Holotype (unique): BPBM 22486. Type catalog: Anderson 2018:31 [ref. 36146]. •Valid as Plectranthias megalophthalmus Fourmanoir & Randall 1979 -- (Allen & Swainston 1988:54 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:507 [ref. 12442], Randall & Hoese 1995:333 [ref. 21929], Randall 1996:116 [ref. 23194], Allen 1997:82 [ref. 23977], Heemstra & Randall 1999:2470 [ref. 24815], Hutchins 2001:30 [ref. 25847], Allen et al. 2006:990 [ref. 29078], Fricke et al. 2011:386 [ref. 31242], Allen & Walsh 2015:83 [ref. 33954], Anderson 2018:31 [ref. 36146]). Current status: Valid as Plectranthias megalophthalmus Fourmanoir & Randall 1979. Serranidae: Anthiadinae. Distribution: Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.