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iridis, Halichoeres Randall [J. E.] & Smith [M. M.] 1982:(3) 17, Pl. 7 (figs. C-E) [Ichthyological Bulletin of the J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology No. 45; ref. 9112] Medine, about 1 mile north of Flic en Flac, west coast off La Fouche, Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean, depth 30 meters. Holotype: BPBM 16335. Paratypes: ANSP 107141 (1), 107164 (6), 107180 (1), 107422 (1), 107544 (12), 111003 (1); BMNH 1980.5.20.3 (1); BPBM 16394 (1), 18057 (1), 22942 (2), 22954-55 (1, 1); CAS 46032 (1); ROM 35935 (1), 35940 (2); SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 972 (3); USNM 221542 (1). Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:117 [ref. 13621]. •Valid as Biochoeres iridis (Randall & Smith 1982) -- (Kuiter 2010:286 [ref. 35285]). •Valid as Halichoeres iridis Randall & Smith 1982 -- (Randall 1986:695 [ref. 5706], Winterbottom et al. 1989:54 [ref. 13251], Randall 1994:266 [ref. 21644], Randall 1995:279 [ref. 22896], Fricke 1999:414 [ref. 24106], Parenti & Randall 2000:21 [ref. 24943], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S114 [ref. 27377], Fricke et al. 2009:86 [ref. 30213], Fricke et al. 2018:283 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:125 [ref. 36273], Zajonz et al. 2019:89 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Halichoeres iridis Randall & Smith 1982. Labridae. Distribution: Red Sea, western Indian Ocean: East Africa, South Africa to Socotra, Seychelles, Madagascar, western Mascarenes and Chagos Archipelago. Habitat: marine.