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bleekeri, Platyglossus Steindachner [F.] & Döderlein [L.] 1887:275 [19] [Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. v. 53 (1. abth.); ref. 4249] Tokyo, Japan. Syntypes: (several) MZS 479 (1); NMW 28072-73 (1, 1), 28075-77 (1, 1, 1), 76424 (1); ?ZMB 12245 (1). Perhaps should not be used; subjectively invalid, secondarily preoccupied by Halichoeres bleekeri Günther 1861. Type information (MZS, ZMB) from Amaoka & Fujii 1999:149 [ref. 26515]. •Synonym of Julichoeres tenuispinis (Günther 1862) -- (Kuiter 2010:296 [ref. 35285]). •Valid as Halichoeres bleekeri (Steindachner & Döderlein 1887) -- (Randall 1999:228 [ref. 24046], Parenti & Randall 2000:20 [ref. 24943], Shinohara et al. 2000:180 [ref. 25987]). Current status: Valid as Halichoeres bleekeri (Steindachner & Döderlein 1887). Labridae. Distribution: Western North Pacific: Japan. Habitat: marine.