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melanotus, Pomacentrus Bleeker [P.] 1858:13 [Acta Societatis Regiae Scientiarum Indo-Ne√™rlandicae v. 3 (art. 11); ref. 361] Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): RMNH 27458 (114-mm spec. out of 5). Holotype is RMNH 6462 according to Allen et al. 2006:1456 [ref. 29090]. Pomacentrus notophthalmus Bleeker 1853 would be the senior synonym of this taxon, but we tentatively treat P. melanotus Bleeker 1858 as the valid name of the taxon due to prevailing usage. •Synonym of Dischistodus notophthalmus (Bleeker 1853) -- (Yoshino 1982:70 [ref. 5402]). •Valid as Dischistodus melanotus (Bleeker 1858) -- (Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:195 [ref. 6441], Randall et al. 1990:268 [ref. 15987], Allen 1991:244 [ref. 19344], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:469 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:162 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:254 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:268 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:182 [ref. 23965], Allen in Randall & Lim 2000:626 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:942 [ref. 25182], Allen 2000:109 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:37 [ref. 25847], Allen 2001:3344 [ref. 26132], Nakabo 2002:942 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:46 [ref. 26830], Adrim et al. 2004:123 [ref. 27715], Allen et al. 2006:1456 [ref. 29090], Allen & Erdmann 2012:599 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:119 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2019:216 [ref. 36673], Dewa in Motomura et al. 2021:46 [ref. 38121]). Current status: Valid as Dischistodus melanotus (Bleeker 1858). Pomacentridae: Pomacentrinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: eastern Malaya (Malaysia) and Indonesia east to Yap (Micronesia) and Papua New Guinea, south to Queensland (Australia). Habitat: marine.