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melops, Labrus Linnaeus [C.] 1758:286 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] Southern Europe or Mediterranean Sea. Holotype (unique): NRM 6. Type catalog: Fernholm & Wheeler 1983:262 [ref. 20707]. Spelled maelops in Risso 1827:318 [ref. 3757]. •Valid as Crenilabrus melops (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Parin et al. 2014:379 [ref. 33547]). •Valid as Symphodus melops (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Lahaye 1960:554 [ref. 37475], Bauchot & Quignard 1973:438 [ref. 7204], Quignard & Pras in Whitehead et al. 1986:936 [ref. 13676], Arruda 1997:96 [ref. 24952], Parenti & Randall 2000:42 [ref. 24943], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:114 [ref. 26753], Golani 2005:50 [ref. 37112], Fricke 2007:29 [ref. 30577], Fricke et al. 2007:94 [ref. 29533], Kuiter 2010:93 [ref. 35285], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:54 [ref. 36649], Westneat in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2755 [ref. 34618], Artüz & Fricke 2019:558 [ref. 36612], Carneiro et al. 2019:285 [ref. 37250], Aydin 2020:126 [ref. 37572], Kovačić et al. 2020:38 [ref. 37519]). Current status: Valid as Symphodus melops (Linnaeus 1758). Labridae. Distribution: Baltic Sea; North Sea; Mediterranean Sea; Sea of Marmara; Black Sea; eastern Atlantic: Norway south to Morocco, including Azores and Madeira. Habitat: marine.