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variegatus, Halichoeres Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1835:14, Pl. 4 (fig. 2) [Neue Wirbelthiere zu der Fauna von Abyssinien gehörig. Fische des Rothen Meeres; ref. 3844] Massawa, Eritrea, Red Sea. Lectotype: SMF 1343. Paralectotypes and/or Rüppell specimens: BMNH 1845.?.29.101 [from Rüppell] (1), SMF 5031 (1), MNHN A-9269 (1), NMW 27561 (1). Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:44 [ref. 19171]. Lectotype established by Dor 1984:201 [ref. 29757] if not designated earlier. •Valid as Hemicoris variegata (Rüppell 1835) -- (Kuiter 2010:305 [ref. 35285]). •Valid as Coris variegata (Rüppell 1835) -- (Dor 1984:201 [ref. 29757], Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:210 [ref. 6441], Winterbottom et al. 1989:53 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:313 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:299 [ref. 23929], Goren & Dor 1994:54 [ref. 25356], Allen 1997:182 [ref. 23977], Myers 1999:197 [ref. 23965], Randall 1999:65 [ref. 24043], Parenti & Randall 2000:16 [ref. 24943], Randall 2005:405 [ref. 28239], Randall 2013:6-7 [ref. 32688], DiBattista et al. 2015:21 [ref. 35706], Bogorodsky & Randall 2018:[5] 243 [ref. 36492], Golani & Fricke 2018:124 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Coris variegata (Rüppell 1835). Labridae. Distribution: Red Sea endemic. Habitat: marine.