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sciistius, Xyrichthys Jordan [D. S.] & Thompson [W. F.] 1914:263, Pl. 30 (fig. 3) [Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum v. 6 (no. 4); ref. 2543] Sagami Bay, Japan. Holotype: FMNH 57090 [ex CM 6028]. Type catalog: Henn 1928:96 [ref. 12305], Ibarra & Stewart 1987:85 [ref. 12367]. Original genus should have been Xyrichtys. •Synonym of Novaculichthys woodi Jenkins 1901 -- (Parenti & Randall 2000:32 [ref. 24943]). •Probably valid as Xyrichtys sciistius Jordan & Thompson 1914 -- (Randall & Allen 2004:252 [ref. 27897]). •Synonym of Novaculops woodi (Jenkins 1901) -- (Kuiter 2010:383 [ref. 35285]). •Valid as Xyrichtys sciistius Jordan & Thompson 1914 -- (Randall 2007:355 [ref. 30952], Randall et al. 2008:157 [ref. 29753], Parenti & Randall 2011:37 [ref. 31299]). •Valid as Novaculops schiitius (Jordan & Thompson 1914) -- (Randall 2013:22 [ref. 32688], Ho et al. 2013:76 [ref. 33261] as schistius). Current status: Valid as Novaculops sciistius (Jordan & Thompson 1914). Labridae. Distribution: Western North Pacific. Habitat: marine.