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bilunulatus, Labrus Lacepède [B. G. E.] (ex Commerson) 1801:454, 526, Pl. 31 (fig. 2) [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 3; ref. 2710] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-8267 (dry). Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:80 [ref. 19171]. Based on description and illustration in manuscript by Commerson (Philibert Commerson, 1727-1773, French explorer and naturalist). •Valid as Bodianus bilunulatus (Lacepède 1801), subspecies bilunulatus -- (Winterbottom et al. 1989:51 [ref. 13251], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S114 [ref. 27377]). •Valid as Bodianus bilunulatus (Lacepède 1801) -- (Yamakawa in Masuda et al. 1984:203 [ref. 6441], Yamakawa in Okamura et al. 1985:527, 697 [ref. 8056], Randall 1986:687 [ref. 5706], Allen & Swainston 1988:112 [ref. 25477], Lee & Kim 1996:35 [ref. 25726], Allen 1997:178 [ref. 23977], Chen et al. 1997:132 [ref. 26476] dated 1802, Kuiter 1997:268 [ref. 25488], Anderson et al. 1998:26 [ref. 23611], Myers 1999:188 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:396 [ref. 24106], Randall 1999:21 [ref. 25829], Parenti & Randall 2000:5 [ref. 24943], Westneat in Randall & Lim 2000:627 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:975 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:350 [ref. 25191], Randall & Earle 2000:17 [ref. 25806], Hutchins 2001:268 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:38 [ref. 25847], Westneat 2001:3409 [ref. 26277], Nakabo 2002:975 [ref. 26193], Youn 2002:368, 635 [ref. 26218], Allen & Adrim 2003:48 [ref. 26830], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:144 [ref. 27510], Heemstra et al. 2004:3325 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:339 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:392 [ref. 28239], Gomon 2006:77 [ref. 28730], Allen et al. 2006:1373 [ref. 29095], Fricke et al. 2009:83 [ref. 30213], Motomura et al. 2010:161 [ref. 31256], Kuiter 2010:34 [ref. 35285], Parenti & Randall 2011:31 [ref. 31299] dated 1802, Allen & Erdmann 2012:636 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:265 [ref. 32706], Koeda et al. 2016:73 [ref. 35333], Koeda et al. 2016:13 [ref. 35354], Fricke et al. 2018:277 [ref. 35805], Zajonz et al. 2019:87 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Bodianus bilunulatus (Lacepède 1801). Labridae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Socotra, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Philippines, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia. Habitat: marine.