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gibbus, Scarus Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1829:81, Pl. 20 (fig. 2) [Atlas zu der Reise im nördlichen Africa. Fische des Rothen Meeres; ref. 3843] Al Muwaylih, Tabuk Province, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea. Lectotype: SMF 2686 (dry). Paralectotypes: SMF 2710 (1, dry), 6272 (1, skeleton); ?ZMB 2708 (dry). Lectotype established by Dor 1984:215 [ref. 29757] if not designated earlier. •Valid as Scarus gibbus Rüppell 1829 -- (Randall & Bruce 1983:22 [ref. 5412], Dor 1984:215 [ref. 29757], Kishimoto in Masuda et al. 1984:218 [ref. 6441], Choat & Randall 1986:209 [ref. 8099], Allen & Swainston 1988:124 [ref. 25477], Winterbottom et al. 1989:58 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:351 [ref. 15987], Goren & Dor 1994:56 [ref. 25356], Chen et al. 1997:140 [ref. 26476] dated 1828, Iwatsuki et al. 2000:103 [ref. 26368]). •Valid as Chlorurus gibbus (Rüppell 1829) -- (Bellwood 1994:66 [ref. 19116], Randall 1995:295 [ref. 22896], Parenti & Randall 2000:52 [ref. 24943], Randall 2005:450 [ref. 28239], DiBattista et al. 2015:20 [ref. 35706], Bogorodsky & Randall 2018:[6] 244 [ref. 36492], Golani & Fricke 2018:131 [ref. 36273], Zajonz et al. 2019:91 [ref. 36871] as cf. gibbus). Current status: Valid as Chlorurus gibbus (Rüppell 1829). Scaridae: Scarinae. Distribution: Red Sea endemic. Habitat: marine.