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sanctaehelenae, Julis Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1839:382 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 13; ref. 1007] Saint Helena Island, South Atlantic. Syntypes: MNHN A-9197 (2). Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:67 [ref. 19171]. Original as Sanctae Helenae •Synonym of Thalassoma ascensionis (Quoy & Gaimard 1834) -- (Gomon & Forsyth 1990:878 [ref. 19219]). •Valid as Thalassoma sanctaehelenae (Valenciennes 1839) -- (Allen 1995:76 [ref. 21960], Edwards & Glass 1987:654 [ref. 9166], Parenti & Randall 2000:47 [ref. 24943], Rocha et al. 2001:105 [ref. 25301], Bernardi et al. 2004:372 [ref. 27454], Costagliola et al. 2003:379 [ref. 27455], Randall & Bartsch 2004:125 [ref. 28671], 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 Thalassoma sanctaehelenae (Valenciennes 1839). Labridae. Distribution: Southern central Atlantic: Saint Helena and Ascension islands endemics (possibly introduced at Ascension). Habitat: marine.