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blanchardi, Novaculichthys Cadenat [J.] & Marchal [E.] 1963:1293, Fig. 42 [Bulletin de l'Institut Français d'Afrique Noire (Sér A) Sciences Naturelles v. 25 (no. 4); ref. 4333] West of Catherine Point, Ascension Island, depth 35-40 meters. Lectotype: MNHN 1963-0212. Paralectotypes: (1). Genus misspelled Novaculachthys in main heading on p. 1293. Selection of lectotype not researched; not designated here. •Valid as Xyrichtys blanchardi (Cadenat & Marchal 1963) -- (Edwards & Glass 1987:655 [ref. 9166], Gomon & Forsyth 1990:880 [ref. 19219], Parenti & Randall 2000:48 [ref. 24943], Kuiter 2010:371 [ref. 35285], Parenti & Randall 2011:37 [ref. 31299], Wirtz et al. 2014:9 [ref. 33516], Westneat in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2743 [ref. 34618], Brown et al. 2019:174 [ref. 36444]). Current status: Valid as Xyrichtys blanchardi (Cadenat & Marchal 1963). Labridae. Distribution: Southern central Atlantic: Ascension and Saint Helena islands endemic. Habitat: marine.