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melanurus, Tripterygion Guichenot [A.] 1850:75, Pl. 4 (fig. 4) [Histoire naturelle des reptiles et poissons; ref. 1940] Algeria, western Mediterranean Sea. Syntypes: MNHN A-1415 (2). Type catalog: Bauchot 1967:56-57 [ref. 20734]. Gender of genus neuter, therefore correct species name melanurum. •Synonym of Tripterygion tripteronotus Risso 1810 -- (Wheeler 1973:531 [ref. 7190]). •Valid as Tripterygion melanurus Guichenot 1850 -- (Zander in Whitehead et al. 1986:1120 [ref. 13677], Ahnelt 1991:56 [ref. 19120], Fricke 1997:587 [ref. 23339], Geertjes et al. 2001:256 [ref. 25579], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:120 [ref. 26753], Carreras-Carbonell et al. 2007:76 [ref. 29025] dated 1845, Fricke et al. 2007:96 [ref. 29533], Patzner et al. 2009:449 [ref. 30396], Hastings & Springer 2009:11 [ref. 31156], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:57 [ref. 36649], Falzon & Falzon 2013:582 [ref. 36181]). •Valid as Tripterygion melanurum Guichenot 1850 -- (Fricke 2009:44 [ref. 30394]). Current status: Valid as Tripterygion melanurum Guichenot 1850. Tripterygiidae: Tripterygiinae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea endemic. Habitat: marine.