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mystaxus, Plesiops Mooi [R. D.] 1995:44, Fig. 26 [Royal Ontario Museum Life Science Contributions No. 159; ref. 22053] Moheli, reef crest off middle of bay at northeastern tip of Ouenefou Island, 100 meters offshore, Comoro Islands, western Indian Ocean, 12°23'25"S, 43°42'30"E, depth 0-1 meters. Holotype: ROM 60181. Paratypes: AMS I.28113-065 (4); BPBM 18358 (1), 33953 (5); MMNH CI-76 (1); ROM 58400 (1), 60182-83 (1, 8); TAU [= SMNHTAU] P.6391 (1); UMMZ 219202 [ex UMMZ 185567] (1); USNM 274545-46 (1, 3), 274554-55 (2, 1), 274557 (2), 274559 (2), 313009 (1), 313012 (7). •Valid as Plesiops mystaxus Mooi 1995 -- (Randall 1995:146 [ref. 22896], Fricke 1999:216 [ref. 24106], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S105 [ref. 27377], Fricke et al. 2018:162 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:69 [ref. 36273], Arndt & Fricke 2019:25 [ref. 36883], Zajonz et al. 2019:73 [ref. 36871] as cf. mystaxus). Current status: Valid as Plesiops mystaxus Mooi 1995. Plesiopidae: Plesiopinae. Distribution: Red Sea, western Indian Ocean: Oman, Comoro Islands, Madagascar, Mauritius (Mascarenes). Habitat: marine.