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dea, Xirichthys Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1845:171, Pl. 87 [Fauna Japonica Parts 7-9; ref. 4373] Seas of Japan. Lectotype: RMNH D1196 (stuffed). Paralectotypes: RMNH D1197-98 (2, stuffed), 2334 (1). Lectotype selected by Boeseman 1947:142 [ref. 12876]. Original genus should have been Xyrichtys. •Valid as Xyrichtys dea Temminck & Schlegel 1845 -- (Yamakawa in Masuda et al. 1984:212 [ref. 6441], Shen & Yeh 1987:63 [ref. 6419], Allen & Swainston 1988:120 [ref. 25477], Kuiter 1993:295 [ref. 23929], Lee & Kim 1996:42 [ref. 25726], Allen 1997:194 [ref. 23977], Chen et al. 1997:136 [ref. 26476] with date as 1846, Kuiter 1997:310 [ref. 25488], Parenti & Randall 2000:48 [ref. 24943], Westneat in Randall & Lim 2000:630 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1010 [ref. 25182], Hutchins 2001:39 [ref. 25847], Westneat 2001:3403 [ref. 26277], Nakabo 2002:1010 [ref. 26193], Choi et al. 2003:368, 638 [ref. 26218] as Xyrichthys, Park et al. 2007:138 [ref. 36291], Kuiter 2010:375 [ref. 35285]). •Valid as Iniistius dea (Temminck & Schlegel 1845) -- (Randall et al. 2002:93 [ref. 26622], Allen & Adrim 2003:50 [ref. 26830], Allen et al. 2006:1396 [ref. 29095], Randall 2007:12 [ref. 29193], Parenti & Randall 2011:35 [ref. 31299], Allen & Erdmann 2012:690 [ref. 31980], Motomura et al. 2017:184 [ref. 35490], Fukui in Kimura et al. 2018:232 [ref. 36460], Sonoyama et al. 2020:86 [ref. 37637]). Current status: Valid as Iniistius dea (Temminck & Schlegel 1845). Labridae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Indonesia east to Philippines, north to southern Korea and Japan. Habitat: marine.