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fuscopurpureus, Pseudoscarus forskalii var. Klunzinger [C. B.] 1871:567 [Verhandlungen der K.-K. zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien v. 21; ref. 2622] Al-Qusair, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt, Red Sea. Lectotype: BMNH 1871.7.15.13. Paralectotypes: ?BMNH 1871.7.15.13 (1), SMF 1244 (1), NMW no number (1), ZIN 2566 (1), ZMB 7869 (1). Lectotype established by Dor 1984:214 [ref. 29757] if not designated earlier. •Valid as Scarus fuscopurpureus (Klunzinger 1871) -- (Randall & Bruce 1983:18 [ref. 5412], Dor 1984:214 [ref. 29757], Randall et al. 1994:234 [ref. 21645], Bellwood 1994:67 [ref. 19116], Goren & Dor 1994:56 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:297 [ref. 22896], Carpenter et al. 1997:201 [ref. 23922], Parenti & Randall 2000:56 [ref. 24943], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S115 [ref. 27377], Golani & Fricke 2018:132 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Scarus fuscopurpureus (Klunzinger 1871). Scaridae: Scarinae. Distribution: Red Sea, northwestern Indian Ocean: Somalia, Persian Gulf. Habitat: marine.