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megalepis, Anthias Günther [A.] 1880:37, Pl. 16 (fig. E) [Report on the shore fishes procured during the voyage of H. M. S. Challenger in the years 1873-1876 v. 1 (pt 6); ref. 2011] Kai Islands, Challenger station 192, Indonesia, Banda Sea, depth 129 fathoms. Lectotype: BMNH 1879.5.14.180. Paralectotypes: BMNH 1890.2.26.28 (1). Type catalog: Anderson 2018:31 [ref. 36146]. Lectotype selected by Randall 1980:157 [ref. 6717]. •Valid as Plectranthias megalepis (Günther 1880) -- (Randall 1996:121 [ref. 23194], Heemstra & Randall 1999:2470 [ref. 24815], Allen & Walsh 2015:83 [ref. 33954], Gill et al. 2016:355 [ref. 34957], Anderson 2018:31 [ref. 36146], Matsunuma & Tashiro 2020:151 [ref. 37726], Parenti & Randall 2020:28 [ref. 37354]). Current status: Valid as Plectranthias megalepis (Günther 1880). Anthiadidae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Kai Islands (Maluku, Indonesia). Habitat: marine.


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