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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]). Current status: Valid as Nectamia savayensis (Günther 1872). Apogonidae: Apogoninae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Line Islands and Pitcairn Group, north to Ryukyu and Wake islands, south to Australia, New Caledonia and Tonga. Habitat: marine.


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