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melanostictus, Myripristis Bleeker [P.] 1863:237 [Nederlandsch Tijdschrift voor de Dierkunde v. 1; ref. 398] Ternate, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): RMNH 5157. •Synonym of Myripristis hexagonus (Lacepède 1802) -- (Greenfield 1974:25 [ref. 7142]). •Valid as Myripristis melanostictus Bleeker 1863 -- (Shimizu in Masuda et al. 1984:114 [ref. 6441], Randall & Heemstra 1986:424 [ref. 5707] as melanosticta, Allen & Swainston 1988:42 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:377 [ref. 12442], Chen et al. 1990:254 [ref. 16678] as melanosticta, Mohsin & Ambak 1996:189 [ref. 27969], Kotlyar 1996:88 [ref. 23292], Kotlyar 1997:846 [ref. 23713], Allen 1997:66 [ref. 23977], Kotlyar 1998:207 [ref. 24674], Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:602 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:141 [ref. 25191] as melanosticta, Mishra & Krishnan 2003:24 [ref. 27712] as melanosticta). •Synonym of Myripristis botche Cuvier 1829 -- (Randall & Greenfield 1996:25 [ref. 22543], Randall & Greenfield 1999:2239 [ref. 24790], Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:602 [ref. 25122], Randall et al. 2003:410 [ref. 26954], Randall 2005:88 [ref. 28239]). Current status: Synonym of Myripristis botche Cuvier 1829. Holocentridae: Myripristinae. Habitat: marine.