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punctatus, Pomacentrus Quoy [J. R. C.] & Gaimard [J. P.] 1825:395, Pl. 64 (fig. 1) [Voyage autour du monde; ref. 3574] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype: MNHN 0000-8505. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1978:26 [ref. 20862]. •Synonym of Stegastes lividus (Forster 1801) -- (Dor 1984:188 [ref. 29757], Allen & Emery 1985:22 [ref. 5236], Allen 1991:253 [ref. 19344]). •Valid as Stegastes punctatus (Quoy & Gaimard 1825) -- (Randall 2004:390 [ref. 28077], Randall 2005:385 [ref. 28239], Randall 2005:386 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1471 [ref. 29090], Fricke et al. 2009:82 [ref. 30213], Shibukawa 2009:215 [ref. 30449] with author as Bleeker 1877, Allen & Erdmann 2012:630 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:125 [ref. 33932], Koeda et al. 2016:72 [ref. 35333], Fricke et al. 2018:275 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:117 [ref. 36273], Arndt & Fricke 2019:27 [ref. 36883], Fricke et al. 2019:222 [ref. 36673], Matsunuma in Motomura et al. 2021:51 [ref. 38121], Parenti 2021:84 [ref. 38418]). Current status: Valid as Stegastes punctatus (Quoy & Gaimard 1825). Pomacentridae: Microspathodontinae. Distribution: Red Sea; Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Tuamotu Archipelago, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, New Caledonia and Tonga. Habitat: marine.