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obtusirostre, Tripterygium Klunzinger [C. B.] 1871:498 [Verhandlungen der K.-K. zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien v. 21; ref. 2622] Al-Qusair, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt, Red Sea. Lectotype: ZMB 31298. Paralectotypes: ZMB 8020 (2). Lectotype selected by Hansen 1986:343 [ref. 5810]. The correct species spelling is obtusirostris as the genus Helcogramma is feminine. Original genus should have been Tripterygion. •Valid as Helcogramma obtusirostris (Klunzinger 1871) [sometimes as obtusirostre] -- (Dor 1984:234 [ref. 29757], Holleman 1986:757 [ref. 5671], Hansen 1986:341 [ref. 5810], Shen 1994:21 [ref. 21605], Goren & Dor 1994:61 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:32 [ref. 21853], Randall 1995:309 [ref. 22896], Fricke 1997:461, 579 [ref. 23339], Fricke 1999:469 [ref. 24106], Fricke & Williams in Randall & Lim 2000:632 [ref. 25122], Williams & Fricke 2001:3534 [ref. 26288], Nakabo 2002:1080 [ref. 26193] as obtusirostris, Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S116 [ref. 27377], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:388 [ref. 28072], Holleman 2007:68 [ref. 29195], Fricke 2009:50 [ref. 30394], Fricke et al. 2009:93 [ref. 30213], Patzner et al. 2009:447 [ref. 30396] as obtusirostre, Motomura et al. 2010:183 [ref. 31256] as obtusirostre, Holleman & Bogorodsky 2012:36 [ref. 31735] as obtusirostris, Allen & Erdmann 2012:776 [ref. 31980], Chiang & Chen 2012:58 [ref. 32986], Fricke & Erdmann 2017:43 [ref. 35190], Golani & Fricke 2018:143 [ref. 36273], Zajonz et al. 2019:92 [ref. 36871] as cf. obtusirostris). Current status: Valid as Helcogramma obtusirostris (Klunzinger 1871). Tripterygiidae: Tripterygiinae. Distribution: Red Sea, northwestern Indian Ocean: Oman. Habitat: marine.