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oxycephalus, Cheilinus Bleeker [P.] 1853:349 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch IndiĆ« v. 5 (no. 3); ref. 5117] Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Holotype (unique) (?): BMNH 1862.2.28.64. Bleeker specimens: AMS B.8184 [from Day] (1). •Nomen protectum from Cheilinus ketlitzii Valenciennes 1840 and Cheilinus sanguineus Valenciennes 1840 -- (Randall & Parenti 1999:29 [ref. 24276]). •Valid as Cheilinus oxycephalus Bleeker 1853 -- (Randall 1986:689 [ref. 5706], Winterbottom et al. 1989:52 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:303 [ref. 15987], Allen 1997:180 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:303 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:190 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:402 [ref. 24106], Randall & Parenti 1999:29 [ref. 24276], Parenti & Randall 2000:8 [ref. 24943], Westneat in Randall & Lim 2000:628 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1009 [ref. 25182], Randall & Earle 2000:17 [ref. 25806], Allen 2000:112 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:268 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:38 [ref. 25847], Westneat 2001:3400 [ref. 26277], Nakabo 2002:1009 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:48 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S114 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:634 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:21 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3325 [ref. 27945], Randall 2005:396 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1376 [ref. 29095], Fricke et al. 2009:84 [ref. 30213], Kuiter 2010:177 [ref. 35285], Allen & Erdmann 2012:642 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:265 [ref. 32706], Fricke et al. 2014:127 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:7 [ref. 33988], Fricke et al. 2018:279 [ref. 35805], Arndt & Fricke 2019:18 [ref. 36883], Fricke et al. 2019:224 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:88 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Cheilinus oxycephalus Bleeker 1853. Labridae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Socotra, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Marquesas Islands and Gambier Islands, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia, Queensland (Australia), New Caledonia and Austral Islands. Habitat: marine.