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altus, Priacanthus Gill [T. N.] 1862:132 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 14; ref. 17565] Cananicut Ferry, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, U.S.A. Holotype (unique): ANSP (apparently lost). •Valid as Pseudopriacanthus altus (Gill 1862) -- (Carnevale et al. 2017:562 [ref. 35284]). •Valid as Pristigenys alta (Gill 1862) -- (Matsuura in Uyeno et al. 1983:318 [ref. 14275], Robins & Ray 1986:149 [ref. 23100], Starnes 1988:134 [ref. 6978] as altus, Scott & Scott 1988:366 [ref. 25518], McAllister 1990:139 [ref. 14674], Cervigón 1991:383 [ref. 24472], Boschung 1992:126 [ref. 23239], Cervigón 1992:388 [ref. 23827], Murdy et al. 1997:239 [ref. 23144], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:222 [ref. 25013], Lopes et al. 2001:4 [ref. 25809], Klein-MacPhee in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:395 [ref. 26158], Coad & Gilhen 2002:633 [ref. 26862], Starnes 2003:1385 [ref. 27084], Moura & Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:78 [ref. 27192], Bunkley-Williams & Williams 2004:108 [ref. 27795], Nelson et al. 2004:138 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:215 [ref. 28815], Iwatsuki et al. 2012:41 [ref. 31809], Page et al. 2013:142 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:45 [ref. 33341], Lins Oliveira et al. 2015:156 [ref. 37485], Fernandez-Silva & Ho 2017:352 [ref. 35348], Robertson et al. 2020:161 [ref. 38098]). Current status: Valid as Pristigenys alta (Gill 1862). Priacanthidae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Massachusetts (U.S.A.) south to Espiritu Santo (Brazil), including Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Habitat: marine.