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hemimelas, Tripterygium Kner [R.] & Steindachner [F.] 1867:371 [16] [Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 54 (pt 3); ref. 2640] Fagasa Bay, Tutuila Island, American Samoa, depth 0-3 meters. Neotype: USNM 220068. Type catalog: Springer & Orrell 1996:27 [ref. 22274]. Original genus should have been Tripterygion. Neotype selected by Fricke 1994 [ref. 21827]. •Valid as Enneapterygius hemimelas (Kner & Steindachner 1867) -- (Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:294 [ref. 6441], Fricke 1987:335 [ref. 9108], Fricke 1994:215 [ref. 21827], Fricke 1997:214, 567 [ref. 23339], Randall et al. 1997:522 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:215 [ref. 23965], Johnson 1999:747 [ref. 25471], Fricke & Williams in Randall & Lim 2000:632 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1086 [ref. 25182], Allen 2000:116 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:41 [ref. 25847], Fricke 2001:4, 5 [ref. 25985], Williams & Fricke 2001:3534 [ref. 26288] dated 1866, Nakabo 2002:1086 [ref. 26193], Fricke 2002:184 [ref. 29865], Allen & Adrim 2003:53 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:638 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:24 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:472 [ref. 28239], Hoese 2006:1520 [ref. 28998], Fricke 2009:39 [ref. 30394], Patzner et al. 2009:445 [ref. 30396], Meguro & Motomura 2010:1 [ref. 31252], Motomura et al. 2010:182, 183 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:767 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:178 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:146 [ref. 33932], Fricke & Erdmann 2017:22, 25, 26 [ref. 35129]). Current status: Valid as Enneapterygius hemimelas (Kner & Steindachner 1867). Tripterygiidae: Tripterygiinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Indonesia, east to Philippines and to American Samoa, north to Taiwan and Japan, south to Australia, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Tonga. Habitat: marine.