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nigricans, Holocentrus Lacepède [B. G. E.] (ex Commerson) 1802:332, 367 [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 4; ref. 4929] No locality stated [probably Mauritius, southwestern Indian Ocean]. No types known. Type catalog: Bauchot 1970:49 [ref. 20740], Bauchot et al. 1978:34 [ref. 20862]. Based on description in manuscript by Commerson (Philibert Commerson, 1727-1773, French explorer and naturalist). •Valid as Stegastes nigricans (Lacepède 1802) -- (Dor 1984:188 [ref. 29757], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:194 [ref. 6441], Allen & Emery 1985:22 [ref. 5236], Allen 1986:682 [ref. 5631], Allen & Swainston 1988:106 [ref. 25477], Winterbottom et al. 1989:49 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:284 [ref. 15987], Allen 1991:253 [ref. 19344], Goren & Dor 1994:51 [ref. 25356], Allen 1997:170 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:284 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:187 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:388 [ref. 24106], Allen in Randall & Lim 2000:627 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:950 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:327 [ref. 25191], Hutchins 2001:267 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:38 [ref. 25847], Allen 2001:3345 [ref. 26132], Nakabo 2002:950 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:47 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S114 [ref. 27377], dated 1803. Lobel & Lobel 2004:73 [ref. 27576] dated 1803, Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:143 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:21 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3325 [ref. 27945], Randall 2005:385 [ref. 28239], Randall 2005:386 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1470 [ref. 29090], Fricke et al. 2009:82 [ref. 30213], Allen & Erdmann 2012:629 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:265 [ref. 32706], Fricke et al. 2014:125 [ref. 33932], Koeda et al. 2016:72 [ref. 35333], Koeda et al. 2016:12 [ref. 35354], Fricke et al. 2018:275 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:117 [ref. 36273], Arndt & Fricke 2019:27 [ref. 36883], Fricke et al. 2019:222 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Stegastes nigricans (Lacepède 1802). Pomacentridae: Microspathodontinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Mozambique Channel, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Wake Atoll and Tuamotu Archipelago, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Western Australia, New Caledonia and Tonga. Habitat: marine.