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kermadecensis, Enneapterygius Fricke [R.] 1994:230, Fig. 42 [Tripterygiid fishes of Australia, New Zealand and the southwest Pacific Ocean, with descriptions of 2 new genera and 16 new species (Teleostei) v. 24; ref. 21827] Meyer Island, 29°14.9'S, 177°52.2'E, Kermadec Islands, depth 0-2 meters. Holotype: NMNZ P.28611. Paratypes: AMS uncat. (5, not found); BMNH uncat. (5); NMNZ P.13462 (3), P.13498 (1), P.13563 (11), P.17746 (14), P.17749 (8), P.17764 (2), P.28563 (22), P.30185 (13); SMNS 24581 (5); USNM uncat. (5, not received at USNM by 1996). Type catalog: Fricke 1995:20 [ref. 28100], Springer & Orrell 1996:27 [ref. 22274], Fricke 2005:65 [ref. 29864]. •Valid as Enneapterygius kermadecensis Fricke 1994 -- (Fricke 1997:227, 568 [ref. 23339] with note (p. 230) that AMS, BMNH, SMNS and USNM specimens are still with NMNZ P.30185, Fricke 2009:39 [ref. 30394], Patzner et al. 2009:445 [ref. 30396], Duffy & Ahyong 2015:117 [ref. 36167], Stewart & Clements 2015:1502 [ref. 34299], Fricke & Erdmann 2017:24 [ref. 35129]). Current status: Valid as Enneapterygius kermadecensis Fricke 1994. Tripterygiidae: Tripterygiinae. Distribution: Southwestern Pacific: Kermadec Islands endemic. Habitat: marine.