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rueppellii, Julis Klunzinger [C. B.] 1871:536 [Verhandlungen der K.-K. zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien v. 21; ref. 2622] Al-Qusair, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt, Red Sea. Lectotype: SMNS 21215 [ex SMNS 3557]. Paralectotypes: NMW 27523 (1); SMF 1148 (1), 2720 (1, dry), 20387 (1); SMNS 3557 (12); ZIN 2550 (1), 2559 (1). Type catalog: Fricke 1992:12 [ref. 20296], Fricke 2005:45 [ref. 29864]. Lectotype selected by Fricke 1999:442 [ref. 24106]. Originally spelled rüppellii, corrected to rueppellii by Kullander 2016:95 [ref. 34436]. Not technically preoccupied by Julis rueppellii Bennett 1831. Reported to have formed a hybrid with Thalassoma lunare (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Randall & Miroz 2001:131 [ref. 25802]). •Synonym of Thalassoma klunzingeri Fowler & Steinitz 1956 -- (Randall & Edwards 1985:22 [ref. 17448]). •Valid as Thalassoma rueppellii (Klunzinger 1871) -- (Dor 1984:210 [ref. 29757], Parenti & Randall 2000:47 [ref. 24943], Randall & Miroz 2001:132 [ref. 25802], Bernardi et al. 2004:371 [ref. 27454], Kuiter 2010:193 [ref. 35285], DiBattista et al. 2015:20 [ref. 35706], Bogorodsky & Randall 2018:[5] 243 [ref. 36492], Golani & Fricke 2018:130 [ref. 36273], Zajonz et al. 2019:91 [ref. 36871] as cf. rueppellii). Current status: Valid as Thalassoma rueppellii (Klunzinger 1871). Labridae. Distribution: Red Sea endemic. Habitat: marine.