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ventermaculus, Enneapterygius Holleman [W.] 1982:123, Fig. 7 [Annals of the Cape Provincial Museums (Natural History) v. 14 (pt 4); ref. 2187] Rock pool about 10 kilometers south of Sodwana Bay, 27°37'30"S, 33°40'50"E, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 7943. Paratypes: BMNH 1954.4.26.191-196 (6), 1954.4.26.197-208 (12), 1954.4.26.209-214 (6); LACM 38309-5 (6), 38310-10 (43), 38320-9 (2); SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 7944-47 (4, 1, 1, 1). •Valid as Enneapterygius ventermaculus Holleman 1982 -- (Holleman 1986:757 [ref. 5671], Randall 1995:32 [ref. 21853], Randall 1995:309 [ref. 22896], Fricke 1997:572 [ref. 23339], Carpenter et al. 1997:207 [ref. 23922], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S116 [ref. 27377], Holleman 2005:21 [ref. 28455], Fricke 2009:43 [ref. 30394], Patzner et al. 2009:446 [ref. 30396], Holleman & Bogorodsky 2012:53 [ref. 31735], Fricke et al. 2013:268 [ref. 32706], Golani & Fricke 2018:143 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Enneapterygius ventermaculus Holleman 1982. Tripterygiidae: Tripterygiinae. Distribution: Southern Red Sea, western Indian Ocean: East Africa, Transkei (South Africa) to Gulf of Oman east to Pakistan. Habitat: marine.