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umbrostygma, Julis Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1835:11, Pl. 3 (fig. 2) [Neue Wirbelthiere zu der Fauna von Abyssinien gehörig. Fische des Rothen Meeres; ref. 3844] Al Muwaylih, Tabuk Province, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea. Syntypes: SMF 1484 (1), 2718 (1). Spelled umbrostigma by authors, but the original spelling is acceptable and need not be emended. •Valid as Thalassoma umbrostigma (Rüppell 1835) -- (Pequeño 1989:64 [ref. 14125]). •Synonym of Thalassoma purpureum (Forsskål 1775) -- (Dor 1984:209 [ref. 29757], Randall & Edwards 1985:23 [ref. 17448], Randall 1986:705 [ref. 5706], Randall et al. 1990:338 [ref. 15987], Parenti & Randall 2000:46 [ref. 24943], Mundy 2005:448 [ref. 28379], Randall 2007:345 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2018:294 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Synonym of Thalassoma purpureum (Forsskål 1775). Labridae. Habitat: marine.