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Range DescriptionIn the eastern-central Atlantic, this species is found along the West African coastline southwards from at least Senegal to Gabon in the Gulf of Guinea, and around the Cape Verde Islands and Sao Tome Principe. Possibly extends from Western Sahara in the north to Angola in the south.
Although this name has been treated as a junior synonym of Coris julis (which occurs northwards of Senegal as far as Norway, and throughout the Mediterranean Sea), according to Randall (1999) it is a valid species (Aurelle et al. 2003, Guillemaud et al. 2000) (D. Pollard and P. Afonso pers. comm. 2008).