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amplexus, Corythoichthys Dawson [C. E.] & Randall [J. E.] 1975:271, Figs. 6-7 [Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 88 (no. 25); ref. 7416] Beqa Lagoon, between Stuart and Yanuca Islands, Fiji Islands, depth 6.1 meters. Holotype: USNM 213479. Paratypes: ANSP 108972 (63), 108993 (1), 110017 (1), 110036 (4), 110050 (5), 110053 (5), 110058 (8); BPBM 15614 (2), 17949 (2), 18033 (4); GCRL 13358 (2), 13336-37 (1, 5), 13463 (6); USNM 213480 (2), 213510-11 (8, 1). Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:159 [ref. 13621]. •Valid as Corythoichthys amplexus Dawson & Randall 1975 -- (Dawson 1977:303 [ref. 7048], Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:87 [ref. 6441], Dawson 1985:38 [ref. 6541], Paxton et al. 1989:414 [ref. 12442], Randall et al. 1990:72 [ref. 15987], Randall 1995:99 [ref. 22896], Allen 1997:74 [ref. 23977] as amplex, Kuiter 1997:78 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:72 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:90 [ref. 23965], Paulus 1999:2273 [ref. 24794], fNakabo 2000:525 [ref. 25086], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:603 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:154 [ref. 25191], Hutchins 2001:26 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:525 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:28 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S101 [ref. 27377], Randall 2005:105 [ref. 28239], Paxton et al. 2006:815 [ref. 29073], Allen & Erdmann 2008:122 [ref. 29478], Kuiter 2009:188 [ref. 30404], Motomura et al. 2010:86 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:188 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:45 [ref. 33932], Hamilton et al. 2016:Supplement 1 [ref. 35615], Fricke et al. 2019:92 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Corythoichthys amplexus Dawson & Randall 1975. Syngnathidae: Syngnathinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Seychelles east to Fiji and Samoa, north to Philippines, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.