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lutescens, Julis Lay [G. T.] & Bennett [E. T.] (ex Solander) 1839:65, Pl. 19 (fig. 2) [The zoology of Captain Beechey's voyage; ref. 2730] Tahiti Island, Society Islands [French Polynesia, South Pacific]. Lectotype: whereabouts unknown. Lectotype selected by Fricke 1999:434 [ref. 24106] as the specimen in the original description illustrated in Pl. 19 (fig. 2) and thereby restricts the type locality to Tahiti; originally Mauritius, Tahiti, Ryukyu Is. •Valid as Thalassoma lutescens (Lay & Bennett 1839) -- (Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:205 [ref. 6441], Bussing 1987:98 [ref. 21800], Allen & Swainston 1988:120 [ref. 25477], Pequeño 1989:64 [ref. 14125], Paulin et al. 1989:207 [ref. 24556], Randall et al. 1990:338 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:287 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:165 [ref. 25479], Allen & Robertson 1994:206 [ref. 22193], Allen 1995:76 [ref. 21960], Randall 1995:291 [ref. 22896], Allen 1997:194 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:302 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:338 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:202 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:443 [ref. 24106], Francis et al. 1999:577 [ref. 24249], Johnson 1999:745 [ref. 25471], Randall 1999:23 [ref. 25829], Parenti & Randall 2000:46 [ref. 24943], Westneat in Randall & Lim 2000:629 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:991 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:370 [ref. 25191], Thomson et al. 2000:183 [ref. 25640], Randall & Earle 2000:17 [ref. 25806], Hutchins 2001:269 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:39 [ref. 25847], Westneat 2001:3403 [ref. 26277], Nakabo 2002:991 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:51 [ref. 26830], Randall 2003:1 [ref. 26963], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S115 [ref. 27377], Bernardi et al. 2004:371 [ref. 27454], Myers & Donaldson 2003:636 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:74 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:23 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:440 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:448 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:1414 [ref. 29095], Randall 2007:344 [ref. 30952], Motomura et al. 2010:175 [ref. 31256], Kuiter 2010:194 [ref. 35285], Allen & Erdmann 2012:722 [ref. 31980], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:7 [ref. 33988], Duffy & Ahyong 2015:117 [ref. 36167], Fourriére et al. 2016:448 [ref. 34668], Koeda et al. 2016:78 [ref. 35333], Koeda et al. 2016:14 [ref. 35354], Fowler et al. 2017:[4] 2252 [ref. 36358], Hoschke et al. 2019:158 [ref. 36626], Zajonz et al. 2019:91 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Thalassoma lutescens (Lay & Bennett 1839). Labridae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and Socotra east to Hawaiian Islands and Easter Island, north to southern Japan, south to Rottnest Island (Western Australia), southern New South Wales (Australia), Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Islands, New Caledonia, Kermadec Islands, Tonga and Rapa; Revillagigedo Archipelago (Mexico). Habitat: marine.