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chloropterus, Labrus Bloch [M. E.] 1791:151, Pl. 288 [Naturgeschichte der ausl√§ndischen Fische v. 5; ref. 4867] Japan [actual probably Indian Ocean]. Syntypes: ZMB 2620 (1) Indian Ocean, 8585 (1, dry, missing). Type catalog: Paepke 1999:89 [ref. 24282]. On p. 121 of Bloch's Ichthyologie, v. 8 [ref. 21381]. •Valid as Hemicoris chloropterus (Bloch 1791) -- (Kuiter 2010:306 [ref. 35285]). •Valid as Halichoeres chloropterus (Bloch 1791) -- (Randall et al. 1990:317 [ref. 15987], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:482 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:190 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:317 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:197 [ref. 23965], Parenti & Randall 2000:20 [ref. 24943], Westneat in Randall & Lim 2000:628 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:358 [ref. 25191], Allen 2000:113 [ref. 25868], Iwatsuki et al. 2000:103 [ref. 26368], Westneat 2001:3433 [ref. 26277], Allen & Adrim 2003:49 [ref. 26830], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:149 [ref. 27510], Adrim et al. 2004:124 [ref. 27715], Barber & Bellwood 2005:249 [ref. 35318], Allen et al. 2006:1390 [ref. 29095], Satapoomin 2009:222 [ref. 30463], Allen & Erdmann 2012:670 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:131 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2019:228 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Halichoeres chloropterus (Bloch 1791). Labridae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Andaman Sea east to Philippines, New Ireland (Papua New Guinea) and Solomon Islands, south to Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.