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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], Heemstra & Heemstra 2022:246 [ref. 39746]). Current status: Valid as Macolor niger (Forsskål 1775). Lutjanidae: Lutjaninae. Distribution: Red Sea; Indo-West Pacific: KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), East Africa, Socotra (Yemen), Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and western Mascarenes (a Réunion, Mauritius); Christmas Island (Australia) east to Marshall Islands, Samoa and Tonga, north to southern Japan, south to off northwestern Australia and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.


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