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africanus, Holacanthus Cadenat [J.] 1951:239, Fig. 175 [Initiations Africaines. III. Poissons de mer du Sénégal; ref. 12676] Gorée, Senegal. Syntypes: (many) MNHN 1961-0958 (1). Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:140 [ref. 20718] but wrongly as holotype and paratypes. •Valid as Holacanthus africanus Cadenat 1951 -- (Allen 1980:250 [ref. 22764], Maugé 1990:838 [ref. 17126], Afonso et al. 1999:76 [ref. 25466], Wirtz et al. 2007:36 [ref. 30263], Wirtz et al. 2013:128 [ref. 32972], Bailly in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2678 [ref. 34618], Reiner 2019:230 [ref. 38139], Deidun et al. 2020:112 [ref. 37522], Baptista et al. 2021:[2] [ref. 38204]). Current status: Valid as Holacanthus africanus Cadenat 1951. Pomacanthidae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: Senegal south to central Angola, including Cape Verde Islands, and São Tomé and Principe; straying into southwestern Mediterranean Sea. Habitat: marine.