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prolixus, Priacanthus Starnes [W. C.] 1988:175, Figs 23a-b [Bulletin of Marine Science v. 43 (no. 2); ref. 6978] Off Somalia, 11°21'06"N, 51°09'06"E, Indian Ocean, depth 37 meters. Holotype: USNM 290660. Paratypes: ANSP 53131 (1); BPBM 27730 (5); USNM 284068 (1), 285474 (1), 290661-62 (2), 291682 (1). Non-type material: USNM 6534 (1). •Valid as Priacanthus prolixus Starnes 1988 -- (Starnes in Randall & Lim 2000:612 [ref. 25122], Motomura et al. 2001:77 [ref. 25597], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S105 [ref. 27377], Psomadakis et al. 2015:205 [ref. 34104], Golani & Fricke 2018:71 [ref. 36273] as Riacanthus p., Mohanty et al. 2019:290 [ref. 36925], Psomadakis et al. 2020:402 [ref. 37272], Heemstra 2022:158 [ref. 39747]). Current status: Valid as Priacanthus prolixus Starnes 1988. Priacanthidae. Distribution: [Red Sea], northern Indian Ocean: Somalia, Gulf of Aden and Pakistan east to West Bengal (India) and Myanmar; Mediterranean Sea (Red Sea immigrant). Habitat: marine.


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