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alpha, Chromis Randall [J. E.] 1988:74, Fig. 1 [Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria v. 49 (no. 1); ref. 14250] Outside reef off western side of Rimatuu Islet, Tetiaroa Atoll, Society Islands, depth 45 meters. Holotype: BPBM 14993. Paratypes: AMS I.16650-001 (1), I.17474-003 (1), I.19476-021 (2), I.22580-012 (1); ANSP 134269 (1); BPBM 6898 (4), 11544 (2), 14702 (2), 14999 (1), 16083 (2), 17506 (1), 18388 (1), 18467 (3), 19979 (1), 30938 (14), 30951 (2), 31159 (2); MNHN 1976-129 (1); USNM 209903 (1), 223922 (4), 273546 (1); WAM P.24939 (5), P.25283-001 (1), P.27826-025 (3), P.28165-007 (1). Type catalog: Hutchins & Smith 1991:28 [ref. 19335], Moore et al. 2008:31 [ref. 30117], Moore et al. 2008:31 [ref. 30117]. •Valid as Chromis alpha Randall 1988 -- (Randall 1988:52 [ref. 14252], Randall et al. 1990:256 [ref. 15987], Allen 1991:238 [ref. 19344], Allen 1997:168 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:256 [ref. 25919], Senou et al. 1999:2 [ref. 24390], Myers 1999:177 [ref. 23965], Allen in Randall & Lim 2000:626 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:923 [ref. 25182], Allen 2000:108 [ref. 25868], Allen 2000:90 [ref. 37268], Hutchins 2001:266 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:37 [ref. 25847], Allen 2001:3342 [ref. 26132], Nakabo 2002:923 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:45 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:632 [ref. 27495] dated as 1987, Randall et al. 2004:20 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:353 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1447 [ref. 29090], Allen & Erdmann 2008:207 [ref. 29960], Allen & Erdmann 2012:576 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:115 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2019:208 [ref. 36673], Parenti 2021:49 [ref. 38418]). Current status: Valid as Chromis alpha Randall 1988. Pomacentridae: Chrominae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Christmas Islands and Cocos-Keeling islands and Indonesia east to Caroline and Tuamotu Islands, north to Yaeyama Islands (Japan), south to northwestern Australia and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.