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splendens, Xyrichthys Castelnau [F. L.] 1855:28, Pl. 5 (fig. 2) [Animaux nouveaux or rares v. 2; ref. 766] Bahia, Brazil. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-9101. Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:111 [ref. 19171]. Original genus should have been Xyrichtys. •Valid as Hemipteronotus splendens (Castelnau 1855) -- (Robins & Ray 1986:206 [ref. 23100], Cervigón 1992:347 [ref. 23827], Cervigón 1993:425 [ref. 24474]). •Valid as Xyrichtys splendens Castelnau 1855 -- (Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:296 [ref. 25013], Parenti & Randall 2000:50 [ref. 24943], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:164 [ref. 27754], Collette et al. 2003:116 [ref. 26784], Westneat 2003:1720 [ref. 27105], Moura et al. in Menezes et al. 2003:93 [ref. 27192], Nelson et al. 2004:156 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:526 [ref. 28815], Kuiter 2010:370 [ref. 35285], Parenti & Randall 2011:37 [ref. 31299], Page et al. 2013:161 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:65 [ref. 33341], Pinheiro et al. 2015:27 [ref. 34324], Shen & Clark 2016:33 [ref. 34165], Robertson et al. 2016:147 [ref. 34961]). Current status: Valid as Xyrichtys splendens Castelnau 1855. Labridae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: marine.