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vrolikii, Holacanthus Bleeker [P.] 1853:339 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch IndiĆ« v. 5 (no. 3); ref. 5117] Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): RMNH 5820 (81-mm TL specimen of 5). Bleeker specimens: AMS B.8185 (1), NMV 46456 (1), RMNH 5820 (4 of 5). •Valid as Centropyge vrolikii (Bleeker 1853) -- (Allen 1980:249 [ref. 22764] as vroliki, Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:188 [ref. 6441] as vroliki, Randall et al. 1990:240 [ref. 15987] as vroliki, Kuiter 1993:229 [ref. 23929] as vroliki, Francis 1993:163 [ref. 25479] as vroliki, Allen 1997:158 [ref. 23977] as vroliki, Chen et al. 1997:127 [ref. 26476] as vrolicki, Kuiter 1997:232 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:240 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:171 [ref. 23965], Johnson 1999:740 [ref. 25471] as vroliki, Allen 2000:89 [ref. 37268], Pyle in Randall & Lim 2000:624 [ref. 25122] as vroliki, Nakabo 2000:904 [ref. 25182], Allen 2000:107 [ref. 25868] as vroliki, Hutchins 2001:265 [ref. 25841] as vroliki, Hutchins 2001:36 [ref. 25847], Kuiter & Debelius 2001:37 [ref. 26232], Pyle 2001:3279 [ref. 26118] as vroliki, Nakabo 2002:904 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2002:42 [ref. 26830] as vrolicki, Myers & Donaldson 2003:631 [ref. 27495], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:122 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:19 [ref. 27624], Adrim et al. 2004:122 [ref. 27715], Allen et al. 2006:1305 [ref. 29090], Motomura et al. 2010:140 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:550 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:105 [ref. 33932], Shen et al. 2016:1 [ref. 34943], Koeda et al. 2016:60 [ref. 35333], DiBattista et al. 2016:647 [ref. 35346], Koeda et al. 2016:9 [ref. 35354], Fernandez-Silva et al. 2018:1 [ref. 35772], Fricke et al. 2019:197 [ref. 36673], Fujiwara et al. 2020:35 [ref. 38631] as hybrid, Wada et al. 2021:43 [ref. 38521]). Current status: Valid as Centropyge vrolikii (Bleeker 1853). Pomacanthidae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Christmas Island (Indian Ocean) and Indonesia east to Micronesia, New Ireland (Papua New Guinea) and Vanuatu, north to Amami Islands (southern Japan) and Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia. Hybridizes with Centropyge flavissima (Cuvier 1831). Habitat: marine.