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savayensis, Apogon Günther [A.] 1872:656 [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1871 (pt 3) (art. 1) (for 21 Nov. 1871); ref. 1997] Savai'i Island, Samoa; Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Syntypes: (orig. 3) BMNH 1871.9.13.218 (1) Samoa, ? not NMV A.1144 [ex MGH 8180] (1). Fraser 2008:32 [ref. 29471] treats BMNH 1871.9.13.218 as the holotype, but it is apparently the surviving syntype; he should have designated it the lectotype. •Synonym of Apogon fuscus Quoy & Gaimard 1825 -- (Heemstra in Smith & Heemstra 1995:x [ref. 21953]). •Valid as Apogon savayensis Günther 1872 -- (Hayashi in Masuda et al. 1984:146 [ref. 6441], Gon 1986:552 [ref. 5657], Allen & Swainston 1988:66 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:550 [ref. 12442], Winterbottom et al. 1989:30 [ref. 13251], Goren & Dor 1994:31 [ref. 25356], Randall et al. 1997:142 [ref. 25919], Anderson et al. 1998:23 [ref. 23611], Myers 1999:128 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:230 [ref. 24106], Allen 2000:87 [ref. 37268], Nakabo 2000:776 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:776 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:36 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:624 [ref. 27495] dated 1871, Lobel & Lobel 2004:71 [ref. 27576] dated 1871, Randall et al. 2004:14 [ref. 27624] dated 1871, Heemstra et al. 2004:3320 [ref. 27945], Allen et al. 2006:1094 [ref. 29004]). •Valid as Ostorhinchus savayensis (Günther 1872) -- (Randall 2005:209 [ref. 28239]). •Valid as Nectamia savayensis (Günther 1872) -- (Fraser 2008:32 [ref. 29471], Fricke et al. 2009:52 [ref. 30213], Allen & Erdmann 2012:386 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:111 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:73 [ref. 33932], Mabuchi et al. 2014:202 [ref. 33426], Mabuchi et al. 2015:46 [ref. 34429], Fricke et al. 2018:170 [ref. 35805], Kuiter & Kozawa 2019:173 [ref. 36965], Fraser et al. 2022:219 [ref. 39752]). Current status: Valid as Nectamia savayensis (Günther 1872). Apogonidae: Apogoninae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mascarenes (La Réunion, Mauritius, Rodrigues) and Chagos Archipelago east to Line Islands (Kiribati) and Pitcairn Group, north to Ryukyu Islands (Japan) and Wake Island, south to Australia, New Caledonia and Tonga. Habitat: marine.


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