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purpureus, Hoplolatilus Burgess [W. E.] 1978:43, Fig. [Tropical Fish Hobbyist v. 26 (no. 5); ref. 7234] Tingloy Island off Orensi near Mabini, Batangas, Luzon Island, Philippines, depth about 60-80 feet. Holotype: USNM 217858. Paratypes: USNM 217857 (1). •Valid as Hoplolatilus purpureus Burgess 1978 -- (Earle & Pyle 1997:382 [ref. 22771], Dooley 1999:2640 [ref. 24837], Dooley in Randall & Lim 2000:615 [ref. 25122], Allen & Adrim 2003:37 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:624 [ref. 27495], Allen 2007:105 [ref. 29223], Allen et al. 2010:172 [ref. 30989], Allen & Erdmann 2012:422 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:80 [ref. 33932]). Current status: Valid as Hoplolatilus purpureus Burgess 1978. Malacanthidae: Malacanthinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Indonesia and the Philippines to Solomon Islands. Habitat: marine.