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leptus, Pomacentrus Allen [G. R.] & Randall [J. E.] 1981:(7) 74, Figs. 48-49 [Israel Journal of Zoology v. 29 (nos 1/3) (for 1980); ref. 8760] Towartit Reef complex, 19 kilometers south of Port Sudan, Sudan, Red Sea, depth 2-3 meters. Holotype: BPBM 19698. Paratypes: BMNH 1977.2.1.1-5 (5); BPBM 17893 (2); HUJ 8369 (1); MNHN 1977-0453 (7), 1977-0569 (4); SMF 4946 (1), 13716 (5); USNM 213672 (25); WAM P.25786-001 (4), P.26460-010 [not P.25998-010] (1), P.26461-010 [not P.25999-010] (2). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1978:24 [ref. 20862], Hutchins & Smith 1991:31 [ref. 19335], Golani 2006:29 [ref. 28840], Moore et al. 2008:34 [ref. 30117]. •Valid as Pomacentrus leptus Allen & Randall 1981 -- (Dor 1984:186 [ref. 29757], Allen 1991:250 [ref. 19344], Randall et al. 1994:228 [ref. 21645], Goren & Dor 1994:50 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:266 [ref. 22896], Carpenter et al. 1997:197 [ref. 23922], Allen & Wright 2003:136 [ref. 27247], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S113 [ref. 27377], Golani & Fricke 2018:116 [ref. 36273], Eagderi et al. 2019:97 [ref. 37020], Zajonz et al. 2019:87 [ref. 36871], Parenti 2021:76 [ref. 38418]). Current status: Valid as Pomacentrus leptus Allen & Randall 1981. Pomacentridae: Pomacentrinae. Distribution: Red Sea; western Indian Ocean: East Africa, Gulf of Aden, Socotra and Gulf of Oman to Persian Gulf. Habitat: marine.