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azurio, Choerops Jordan [D. S.] & Snyder [J. O.] 1901:747 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 23 (no. 1235); ref. 2504] Replacement name for "Labrus japonicus Schlegel," [which is actually the species Labrus japonicus Valenciennes 1839], preoccupied by Labrus japonicus Houttuyn 1782. •Valid as Choerodon azurio (Jordan & Snyder 1901) -- (Yamakawa in Masuda et al. 1984:202 [ref. 6441], Lee & Kim 1996:35 [ref. 25726], Chen et al. 1997:132 [ref. 26476], Parenti & Randall 2000:9 [ref. 24943], Westneat in Randall & Lim 2000:628 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:970 [ref. 25182], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:204 [ref. 25480], Nakabo 2002:970 [ref. 26193], Youn 2002:368, 635 [ref. 26218], Kuiter 2010:55 [ref. 35285], Allen & Erdmann 2012:645 [ref. 31980], Gomon 2017:8, 41 [ref. 35547], Fukui in Kimura et al. 2018:229 [ref. 36460]). Current status: Valid as Choerodon azurio (Jordan & Snyder 1901). Labridae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Vietnam east to Philippines, north to Korea and southern Japan. Habitat: marine.