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margaritaceus, Julis Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1839:484 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 13; ref. 1007] Vanikoro Island, Santa Cruz Islands, southwestern Pacific. Syntypes: MNHN A-9201 (5). Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:61 [ref. 19171]. •Valid as Octocynodon margaritaceus (Valenciennes 1839) -- (Kuiter 2010:275 [ref. 35285]). •Valid as Halichoeres margaritaceus (Valenciennes 1839) -- (Dor 1984:202 [ref. 29757], Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:209 [ref. 6441], Allen & Swainston 1988:116 [ref. 25477], Randall et al. 1990:318 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:282 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:165 [ref. 25479], Goren & Dor 1994:54 [ref. 25356], Allen 1997:188 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:318 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:198 [ref. 23965], Johnson 1999:744 [ref. 25471], Randall 1999:21 [ref. 25829], Parenti & Randall 2000:21 [ref. 24943], Westneat in Randall & Lim 2000:628 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:997 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:359 [ref. 25191], Allen 2000:113 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:268 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:39 [ref. 25847], Westneat 2001:3435 [ref. 26277], Nakabo 2002:997 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:49 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:635 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:74 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:22 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:412 [ref. 28239], Barber & Bellwood 2005:249 [ref. 35318], Allen et al. 2006:1391 [ref. 29095], Randall & King 2010:17 [ref. 30743], Motomura et al. 2010:165 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:676 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:132 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:7 [ref. 33988], Duffy & Ahyong 2015:116 [ref. 36167], Koeda et al. 2016:75 [ref. 35333], Fricke et al. 2019:229 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Halichoeres margaritaceus (Valenciennes 1839). Labridae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Cocos-Keeling Islands and Indonesia east to Wake Atoll and Pitcairn Group, north to southern Japan, south to northwestern Australia, New South Wales (Australia), Lord Howe, Norfolk and Kermadec islands, Tonga and Gambier Islands. Habitat: marine.