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meleagris, Julis Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1839:481 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 13; ref. 1007] Uléa , Caroline Islands, western Pacific. No types preserved. Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:73 [ref. 19171]. Based on a drawing by Mertens (Franz Karl Mertens, 1764-1831, German botanist). •Valid as Macropharyngodon meleagris (Valenciennes 1839) -- (Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:207 [ref. 6441], Randall et al. 1990:328 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:283 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:165 [ref. 25479], Allen 1997:184 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:292 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:328 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:200 [ref. 23965], Randall 1999:22 [ref. 25829], Parenti & Randall 2000:30 [ref. 24943], Westneat in Randall & Lim 2000:629 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:986 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:364 [ref. 25191], Randall & Earle 2000:17 [ref. 25806], Allen 2000:114 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:269 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:39 [ref. 25847], Westneat 2001:3446 [ref. 26277], Nakabo 2002:986 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:50 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:636 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:22 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:424 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:442 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:1400 [ref. 29095], Motomura et al. 2010:169 [ref. 31256], Kuiter 2010:278 [ref. 35285], Allen & Erdmann 2012:700 [ref. 31980], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2014:434 [ref. 33480], Fricke et al. 2014:140 [ref. 33932], Francis & Duffy 2015:483 [ref. 36161], Fricke et al. 2019:234 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Macropharyngodon meleagris (Valenciennes 1839). Labridae. Distribution: Southeastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Cocos-Keeling and Christmas islands and Indonesia east to Line and Tuamoto islands, north to Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to northern Australia, Lord Howe Island, northern New Zealand and Kermadec Islands. Habitat: marine.