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trispilus, Halichoeres Randall [J. E.] & Smith [M. M.] 1982:(3) 18, Pl. 8 (figs. A-B) [Ichthyological Bulletin of the J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology No. 45; ref. 9112] Lagoon reef, Villingili Island, North Male Atoll, Maldives, western Indian Ocean, depth 30 meters. Holotype: BPBM 18882. Paratypes: BMNH 1980.5.20.5 (1), BPBM 16370 (1), SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 446 (1), USNM 221543 (1). •Valid as Biochoeres trispilus (Randall & Smith 1982) -- (Kuiter 2010:291 [ref. 35285]). •Valid as Halichoeres trispilus Randall & Smith 1982 -- (Heemstra in Smith & Heemstra 1995:xii [ref. 21953], Kuiter & Randall 1995:118 [ref. 21618], Fricke 1999:419 [ref. 24106], Parenti & Randall 2000:25 [ref. 24943], Allen & Adrim 2003:49 [ref. 26830], Allen & Erdmann 2012:685 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:266 [ref. 32706], Fricke et al. 2018:285 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Halichoeres trispilus Randall & Smith 1982. Labridae. Distribution: East Africa, Mozambique Channel, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mauritius (Mascarenes), Maldives, Chagos Archipelago to Andaman Sea and western Indonesia. Habitat: marine.