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nigra, Sciaena Forsskål [P. S.] in Niebuhr 1775:47, xi [Descriptiones animalium (Forsskål); ref. 1351] Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea. Holotype (unique): ZMUC P4780 (dry skin). Type catalog: Nielsen 1974:64 [ref. 9588], Fricke 2008:35 [ref. 30182]. Holotype figured in Klausewitz & Nielsen 1965:Pls. 14-15 [ref. 20847]. Authorship according to Fricke 2008:35 [ref. 30182]. •Valid as Macolor niger (Forsskål 1775) -- (Kyushin et al. 1977:96 [ref. 19756], Kyushin et al. 1982:63 [ref. 19754], Dor 1984:143 [ref. 29757], Akazaki in Masuda et al. 1984:168 [ref. 6441], Allen 1985:127 [ref. 6843], Anderson 1986:577 [ref. 5634], Anderson 1987:20 [ref. 13770], Kishimoto et al. 1987:152 [ref. 6061], Winterbottom et al. 1989:37 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:185 [ref. 15987], Goren & Dor 1994:38 [ref. 25356], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:289 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:124 [ref. 23977], Chen et al. 1997:82 [ref. 26476] with genus as Mocolor, Randall et al. 1997:185 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:147 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:276 [ref. 24106], Allen 2000:88 [ref. 37268], Nakabo 2000:819 [ref. 25086], Allen in Randall & Lim 2000:618 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:251 [ref. 25191], Hutchins 2001:263 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:34 [ref. 25847], Anderson & Allen 2001:2898 [ref. 26099], Nakabo 2002:819 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:39 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S108 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:627 [ref. 27495], Peristiwady et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:90 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:16 [ref. 27624], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:204 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:254 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1203 [ref. 29090], Leis 2007:1 [ref. 29382], Fricke 2008:35 [ref. 30182], Fricke et al. 2009:62 [ref. 30213], Motomura et al. 2010:120 [ref. 31256], Hay & Leis 2011:85 [ref. 31399], Allen & Erdmann 2012:457 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:259 [ref. 32706], Larson et al. 2013:133 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:87 [ref. 33932], Vineesh et al. 2014:21[ref. 33687], Psomadakis et al. 2015:248 [ref. 34104], Koeda et al. 2016:41 [ref. 35333], Fricke et al. 2018:200 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:92 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:155 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:77 [ref. 36871], Psomadakis et al. 2020:455 [ref. 37272], Durville et al. 2021:312 [ref. 38802]). Current status: Valid as Macolor niger (Forsskål 1775). Lutjanidae: Lutjaninae. Distribution: Red Sea; Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Socotra, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and western Mascarenes, Christmas Island, east to Marshall Islands, Samoa and Tonga, north to southern Japan, south to off northwestern Australia and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.