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fallax, Glyphidodon Peters [W. (C. H.)] 1855:456 [Bericht über die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1855; ref. 3449] Mozambique. Syntypes: ?BMNH 1861.5.2.67 (1), ZMB 2739 (3). Originally "Glyphisodon fallax n. sp. (?)". Also described as new in Peters 1855:266 [ref. 13448]. Parenti 2021:69 [ref. 38418] treats fallax as valid and conspecific with Neopomacentrus taeniurus, but taeniurus here retained due to prevailing usage. •Valid as Neopomacentrus fallax (Peters 1855) -- (Allen 1986:678 [ref. 5631], Parenti 2021:69 [ref. 38418]). •Questionably a synonym of Neopomacentrus taeniurus (Bleeker 1856) -- (Allen 1991:247 [ref. 19344], Kottelat 2013:378 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Neopomacentrus taeniurus (Bleeker 1856). Pomacentridae: Pomacentrinae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: Mozambique (if valid). Habitat: marine.


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