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pelycus, Pteragogus Randall [J. E.] 1981:82, Pl. 1 (figs. 1-2) [Senckenbergiana Maritima v. 13 (no. 1/3); ref. 5447] Mozambique, western Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): ZMB 2474. Replacement name for Cossyphus opercularis Peters 1855, preoccupied by Cossyphus opercularis Guichenot 1847. •Valid as Pteragogus pelycus Randall 1981 -- (Dor 1984:207 [ref. 29757], Randall 1986:702 [ref. 5706], Golani & Sonin 1992:167 [ref. 20428], Goren & Dor 1994:55 [ref. 25356], Parenti & Randall 1998:473 [ref. 23684], Golani 1998:97 [ref. 27567] as Pteragogous, Corsini & Economidis 1999:195 [ref. 24060], Fricke 1999:430 [ref. 24106], Parenti & Randall 2000:38 [ref. 24943], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:112 [ref. 26753], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S114 [ref. 27377], Fricke et al. 2007:94 [ref. 29533], Fricke et al. 2009:88 [ref. 30213], Zenetos et al. 2010:413 [ref. 31201], Kuiter 2010:158 [ref. 35285], Randall 2013:27 [ref. 32688], Fricke et al. 2018:291 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:129 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Pteragogus pelycus Randall 1981. Labridae. Distribution: Southern Red Sea, western Indian Ocean: East Africa to Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar, RĂ©union, Mauritius (western Mascarenes), and Cargados Carajos. [Northern and central Red Sea records based on P. trispilus]. Habitat: marine.