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americanum, Apogon Castelnau [F. L.] 1855:3, Pl. 3 (fig. 2) [Animaux nouveaux or rares v. 2; ref. 766] Bahia, Brazil. Holotype: MNHN 0000-8688. Type catalog: Bauchot & Desoutter 1987:59 [ref. 12478]. Apparently preoccupied by Apogon rexmullorum var americana Pictet 1836 -- an unused name; current usage should be continued. •Valid as Apogon americanus Castelnau 1855 -- (Gilbert 1977:27 [ref. 21333], Gasparini & Floeter 2001:1644 [ref. 25634], Rocha & Rosa 2001:990 [ref. 25909], Fraser & Randall 2002:26 [ref. 25969], Feitoza et al. 2003:68 [ref. 26943], Moura & Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:78 [ref. 27192], Mabuchi et al. 2014:197 [ref. 33426], Pinheiro et al. 2015:16 [ref. 34324], Vaske et al. 2005:77 [ref. 36155], Kuiter & Kozawa 2019:24 [ref. 36965], Guabiroba et al. 2020:701 [ref. 37571]). Current status: Valid as Apogon americanus Castelnau 1855. Apogonidae: Apogoninae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Brazil, including Fernando Noronha Archipelago, Saint Paul's Rocks and Vitória-Trinidade Seamount Chain. Habitat: marine.