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brachylepis, Tripterygion Schultz [L. P.] in Schultz et al. 1960:291, Fig. 113 [Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 202, v. 2; ref. 3972] Coral heads in eastern end of Lagoon, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, western Pacific, depth 20-25 feet. Holotype (unique): USNM 142253. Type catalog: Springer & Orrell 1996:25 [ref. 22274]. •Valid as Norfolkia brachylepis (Schultz 1960) -- (Fricke 1991:340 [ref. 19545], Holleman 1991:233 [ref. 21794], Fricke 1994:465 [ref. 21827], Shen 1994:23 [ref. 21605], Goren & Dor 1994:61 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:34 [ref. 21853], Randall 1995:310 [ref. 22896], Fricke 1997:504, 583 [ref. 23339], Allen 1997:212 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:522 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:217 [ref. 23965], Randall 1999:24 [ref. 25829], Fricke & Williams in Randall & Lim 2000:632 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1077 [ref. 25182], Hutchins 2001:41 [ref. 25847], Fricke 2001:3 [ref. 25985], Williams & Fricke 2001:3535 [ref. 26288], Nakabo 2002:1077 [ref. 26193], Fricke 2002:194 [ref. 29865], Allen & Adrim 2003:53 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S116 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:639 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:24 [ref. 27624], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:387 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:478 [ref. 28239], Hoese 2006:1526 [ref. 28998], Gomon 2008:690 [ref. 30616], Fricke 2009:34 [ref. 30394], Patzner et al. 2009:448 [ref. 30396], Motomura et al. 2010:189 [ref. 31256], Holleman & Bogorodsky 2012:58 [ref. 31735], Allen & Erdmann 2012:781 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:147 [ref. 33932], Motomura et al. 2015:28 [ref. 34709], Fricke et al. 2018:306 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:144 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Norfolkia brachylepis (Schultz 1960). Tripterygiidae: Tripterygiinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East and South Africa, Comoros and Madagascar east to Marshall Islands, Samoa and Tonga, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.