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oviceps, Scarus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:244 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 14; ref. 4882] Tahiti, Society Islands. Holotype (unique): MNHN 0000-0561. Type catalog: Bauchot & GuibĂ© 1960:295 [ref. 20736]. •Synonym of Scarus scaber Valenciennes 1840 -- (Dor 1984:217 [ref. 29757]). •Valid as Scarus oviceps Valenciennes 1840 -- (Kishimoto in Masuda et al. 1984:219 [ref. 6441], Choat & Randall 1986:214 [ref. 8099], Allen & Swainston 1988:124 [ref. 25477], Randall et al. 1990:352 [ref. 15987], Bellwood 1994:67 [ref. 19116], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:493 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:200 [ref. 23977], Chen et al. 1997:141 [ref. 26476], Randall et al. 1997:352 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:211 [ref. 23965], Parenti & Randall 2000:58 [ref. 24943], Bellwood in Randall & Lim 2000:630 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1023 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:381 [ref. 25191], Allen 2000:115 [ref. 25868], Bellwood 2001:3487 [ref. 26278], Hutchins 2001:40 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:1023 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:52 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:637 [ref. 27495], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:163 [ref. 27510], Lobel & Lobel 2004:75 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:23 [ref. 27624], Adrim et al. 2004:125 [ref. 27715], Liao et al. 2004:532 [ref. 28045], Randall 2005:458 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1432 [ref. 29090], Allen & Erdmann 2012:744 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:142 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2019:245 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Scarus oviceps Valenciennes 1840. Scaridae: Scarinae. Distribution: Southeastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: central Indonesia east to Marshall, Line and Tuamotu islands, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to northern Australia and Lord Howe Island. Habitat: marine.