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viridescens, Scarus (Calliodon) Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1835:23, Pl. 7 (fig. 2) [Neue Wirbelthiere zu der Fauna von Abyssinien gehörig. Fische des Rothen Meeres; ref. 3844] Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea. Holotype (unique): SMF 2760 (dry). Spelled virens by Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1839:xviii [ref. 4882]. •Synonym of Calotomus spinidens (Quoy & Gaimard 1824) -- (Dor 1984:218 [ref. 29757], Bellwood 1994:64 [ref. 19116], Bruce & Randall 1985:19 [ref. 5234]). •Valid as Calotomus viridescens (Rüppell 1835) -- (Goren & Dor 1994:56 [ref. 25356], Myers 1999:208 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:450 [ref. 24106], Parenti & Randall 2000:51 [ref. 24943], Heemstra et al. 2004:3326 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:357 [ref. 28072], Golani & Fricke 2018:131 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Calotomus viridescens (Rüppell 1835). Scaridae: Sparisomatinae. Distribution: Red Sea endemic. Habitat: marine.