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hexophtalma, Percis Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829:271 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 3; ref. 4879] Massawa, Eritrea, Red Sea. Syntype: SMF (1, whereabouts unknown), ZMB 517 (1). Based on Ehrenberg description and underlying specimen from Massawa, and on Percis cylindrica (non Bloch 1792) of Rüppell 1828:Pl. 5 (fig. 2) [ref. 3843]. •Valid as Parapercis hexophtalma (Cuvier 1829) -- (Cantwell 1964:268 [ref. 23974], Dor 1984:219 [ref. 29757] as hexophthalma, Heemstra 1986:739 [ref. 5660] as hexophthalma, Winterbottom et al. 1989:59 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:360 [ref. 15987], Francis 1993:166 [ref. 25479], Goren & Dor 1994:57 [ref. 25356] as hexophthalma, Randall 1995:305 [ref. 22896], Chen et al. 1997:146 [ref. 26476] as hexophthalma, Kuiter 1997:320 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:360 [ref. 25919], Fricke 1999:464 [ref. 24106], Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:631 [ref. 25122] as hexophthalma, Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:390 [ref. 25191], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:153 [ref. 25480], Allen 2000:115 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:40 [ref. 25847], Randall 2001:3507 [ref. 26283], Allen & Adrim 2003:52 [ref. 26830] as hexophthalma, Imamura & Matsuura 2003:29 [ref. 26802], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S116 [ref. 27377], Randall et al. 2004:24 [ref. 27624], Adrim et al. 2004:125 [ref. 27715] as hexaphthalma, Heemstra et al. 2004:3327 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:377 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:464 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1491 [ref. 29090], Imamura & Yoshino 2007:82 [ref. 29105], Fricke et al. 2009:92 [ref. 30213], Imamura 2009:241 [ref. 30434], Sparks & Baldwin 2012:37 [ref. 31821], Allen & Erdmann 2012:755 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:268 [ref. 32706], Bogorodsky et al. 2014:429 [ref. 33460], Fricke et al. 2014:143 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2018:301 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:134 [ref. 36273], Zajonz et al. 2019:92 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Parapercis hexophtalma (Cuvier 1829). Pinguipedidae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Socotra, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Fiji and Tonga (possibly also Society Islands), north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Western Australia, New Caledonia, and Lord Howe Island. Habitat: marine.