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aestuaricola, Halichoeres Bussing [W. A.] 1972:4, Fig. 1 [Brenesia No. 1; ref. 20800] Mouth of Río Dagua at Buenaventura, Colombia. Holotype: FMNH 56466 [ex CM 5280a]. Paratypes: CAS 79640 [ex IU 13428a] (1), FMNH 56467 [CM 5280b] (1). Replacement name for Iridio bimaculata Wilson 1916:68 [ref. 12398], secondarily preoccupied by Halichoeres bimaculatus Rüppell 1835 when both are in Halichoeres. Kuiter 2010:219 [ref. 35285] treats this as an unwarranted replacement. •Valid as Halichoeres aestuaricola Bussing 1972 -- (Bussing 1987:95 [ref. 21800], Allen & Robertson 1994:198 [ref. 22193], Gomon in Fischer et al. 1995:1209 [ref. 22830], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:198 [ref. 24545], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:398 [ref. 24550], Parenti & Randall 2000:19 [ref. 24943], Thomson et al. 2000:178 [ref. 25640], Nelson et al. 2004:155 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:160 [ref. 32708], Angulo et al. 2013:1006 [ref. 33194]). Current status: Valid as Halichoeres aestuaricola Bussing 1972. Labridae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.