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mentalis, Cheilinus Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1828:24 [Atlas zu der Reise im nördlichen Africa. Fische des Rothen Meeres; ref. 3843] Massawa, Eritrea, Red Sea. Lectotype: SMF 1149. Paralectotypes: MNHN A-9043 (1), NMW 25040 (1), SMF 5044-45 (2). Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:14-15 [ref. 19171]. Lectotype established by Dor 1984:198 [ref. 29757] if not designated earlier. •Valid as Cheilinus menatalis Rüppell 1828 -- (Dor 1984:198 [ref. 29757], Goren & Dor 1994:53 [ref. 25356], Kuiter 2010:183 [ref. 35285] dated 1835). •Valid as Oxycheilinus mentalis (Rüppell 1828) -- (Parenti & Randall 2000:33 [ref. 24943], Randall & Khalaf 2003:136 [ref. 26684], Randall et al. 2003:361 [ref. 27177], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S114 [ref. 27377], Fukui et al. 2016:[1] [ref. 35080], Bogorodsky & Randall 2018:[16] 254 [ref. 36492], Golani & Fricke 2018:128 [ref. 36273], Zajonz et al. 2019:88 [ref. 36871] as cf. mentalis). Current status: Valid as Oxycheilinus mentalis (Rüppell 1828). Labridae. Distribution: Red Sea, northwestern Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aden. Habitat: marine.