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Xyrichtys koteamea Randall & Allen, 2004
Synonym for Novaculops koteamea Randall & Allen, 2004
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Xyrichtys; Species: koteamea; Original reference
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  Status details:   
senior synonym, original combination
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  Etymology of Generic name : 
Greek, xyreo = that cuts like a knife + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).
Etymology of specific name : 
Name from the Rapanui word for the fish; 'kotea' is generic for 3 species of wrasses, and 'mea' means red.
  Status in Catalogue of Life:   
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