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moluccensis, Pomacentrus Bleeker [P.] 1853:118 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch IndiĆ« v. 4 (no. 1); ref. 16900] Ambon and Ternate, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Syntypes: (3) ?BMNH 1862.2.28.36 (1), ?NMV 45909-10 (2), RMNH 6471 (up to 3 of 19). •Valid as Pomacentrus moluccensis Bleeker 1853 -- (Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:195 [ref. 6441], Allen & Swainston 1988:106 [ref. 25477], Randall et al. 1990:278 [ref. 15987], Allen 1991:250 [ref. 19344], Francis 1993:164 [ref. 25479], Francis & Randall 1993:122 [ref. 20996], Allen 1997:170 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:262 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:278 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:186 [ref. 23965], Johnson 1999:742 [ref. 25471], Allen in Randall & Lim 2000:627 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:948 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:325 [ref. 25191], Allen 2000:111 [ref. 25868], Sakai et al. 2001:103 [ref. 25693], Hutchins 2001:267 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:37 [ref. 25847], Allen 2001:3355 [ref. 26132], Nakabo 2002:948 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:47 [ref. 26830], Allen & Wright 2003:136 [ref. 27247], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:141 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:21 [ref. 27624], Adrim et al. 2004:123 [ref. 27715], Randall 2005:380 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1466 [ref. 29090], Shibukawa 2009:213 [ref. 30449], Motomura et al. 2010:157 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:619 [ref. 31980], Allen & Drew 2012:177 [ref. 32095], Fricke et al. 2014:123 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2019:220 [ref. 36673], Allen et al. 2020:46 [ref. 38057], Matsunuma in Motomura et al. 2021:50 [ref. 38121], Parenti 2021:76 [ref. 38418]). Current status: Valid as Pomacentrus moluccensis Bleeker 1853. Pomacentridae: Pomacentrinae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Andaman Sea, Malaysia and Indonesia east to Yap (Caroline Islands), New Ireland (Papua New Guinea) and Vanuatu, north to Ryukyu Islands (Japan), south to northern Australia and Lord Howe Island. Habitat: marine.