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nigricans, Pharopteryx Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1828:15, Pl. 4 (fig. 2) [Atlas zu der Reise im nördlichen Africa. Fische des Rothen Meeres; ref. 3843] Mohila [Al Muwaylih], Tabuk Province, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea. Lectotype: SMF 1779. Paralectotypes: SMF 9502 (1), SMF uncat. (1, skeleton). Lectotype established by Dor 1984:107 [ref. 29757] if not designated earlier. •Valid as Plesiops nigricans (Rüppell 1828) -- (Dor 1984:107 [ref. 29757], Goren & Dor 1994:29 [ref. 25356], Mooi 1995:48 [ref. 22053], Randall 1995:146 [ref. 22896], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S105 [ref. 27377], Golani & Fricke 2018:69 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Plesiops nigricans (Rüppell 1828). Plesiopidae: Plesiopinae. Distribution: Red Sea, northwestern Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aden. Habitat: marine.


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