: the species is currently present in 1 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
: possible in 0 of them (stray, questionable);
: absent from 1 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
: all reports listed together.
Distribution: Western Atlantic: Brazil. Caribbean (described from Cuban specimens) species refers to Stegastes xanthurus (formerly considered as a junior synonym of S. variabilis). Populations from Brazil and the Caribbean are genetically very distinct (Roberstson & van Tassell, 2012; accessed 08 August 2016; http://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/caribbean/en/thefishes/species/3884).
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