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navarchus, Holacanthus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831:171 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 7; ref. 4881] Nagasaki, Japan [erroneous, is Indonesia]. Lectotype: Figure only. Possible syntypes: ?MNHN A-0295 (1), ?RMNH 544 (1). Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:143-144 [ref. 20718], who suggests that a figured specimen of Valentyn should be designated lectotype to conserve current usage of the name. Based on "Vlaming (No. 22)", "Renard Tom. I. fol. 16, no. 92, no. 93, t. 2, pl. 4, fig. 17", and 'Pantiop Japon' of Valentyn 1726:364, 367, figs. 58, 64 [ref. 30358] from Japan [Nagasaki] [erroneous, is Indonesia]. •Valid as Pomacanthus navarchus (Cuvier 1831) -- (Allen 1980:251 [ref. 22764], Allen & Swainston 1988:100 [ref. 25477], Randall et al. 1990:244 [ref. 15987], Allen 1997:156 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:228 [ref. 25488], Myers 1999:172 [ref. 23965], Pyle in Randall & Lim 2000:624 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:265 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:36 [ref. 25847], Pyle 2001:3285 [ref. 26118], Allen & Adrim 2003:43 [ref. 26830], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:123 [ref. 27510], Allen et al. 2006:1308 [ref. 29090], Allen & Erdmann 2012:558 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:106 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2019:198 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Pomacanthus navarchus (Cuvier 1831). Pomacanthidae. Distribution: Southeastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: South China Sea and Vietnam east to Caroline islands, New Ireland (Papua New Guinea) and Solomon Islands, north to Philippines, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.