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melas, Pseudochromis Lubbock [R.] 1977:8, Pls. 1D, 3A [Ichthyological Bulletin of the J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology No. 35; ref. 7039] Bottom of reef slope, eastern side of Wasin Island, Shimoni, Kenya, depth 15 meters. Holotype: BMNH 1975.2.12.5. Paratypes: USNM 214106 (1). •Valid as Pseudochromis melas Lubbock 1977 -- (Smith 1986:540 [ref. 5712], Randall 1995:143 [ref. 22896], Gill 2004:145 [ref. 27767], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:177 [ref. 28072], Gill & Zajonz 2011:21 [ref. 31637]). Current status: Valid as Pseudochromis melas Lubbock 1977. Pseudochromidae: Pseudochrominae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean. Habitat: marine.