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bimaculatus, Xyrichthys Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1829:43, Pl. 10 (fig. 2) [Atlas zu der Reise im nördlichen Africa. Fische des Rothen Meeres; ref. 3843] Bay of Massawa, Eritrea, Red Sea. Syntypes: SMF 180 (2), MNHN A-3685 (1). Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:109 [ref. 19171]. Original genus should have been Xyrichtys. •Valid as Xyrichtys bimaculatus Rüppell 1829 -- (Dor 1984:210 [ref. 29757], Goren & Dor 1994:55 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:291 [ref. 22896], Carpenter et al. 1997:200 [ref. 23922], Parenti & Randall 2000:48 [ref. 24943]). •Valid as Iniistius bimaculatus (Rüppell 1829) -- (Randall et al. 2002:93 [ref. 26622], Allen & Adrim 2003:50 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S114 [ref. 27377], Satapoomin 2009:226 [ref. 30463], Parenti & Randall 2011:35 [ref. 31299], Allen & Erdmann 2012:689 [ref. 31980], Golani & Fricke 2018:126 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Iniistius bimaculatus (Rüppell 1829). Labridae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf east to Papua New Guinea, Sulawesi and Indonesia. Habitat: marine.