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quoyi, Scarus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:273 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 14; ref. 4882] Carteret Harbour, Lambom Island, near Cape Saint-George, southern New Ireland, Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific. Syntypes: MNHN 0000-0579 (1, primary specimen), A-9292 (1). Type catalog: Bauchot & GuibĂ© 1960:297 [ref. 20736] as holotype and paratype. Based on a description and painting in manuscript by Quoy & Gaimard, and underlying specimen(s). •Valid as Scarus quoyi Valenciennes 1840 -- (Randall & Nelson 1979:210 [ref. 19975], Kishimoto in Masuda et al. 1984:220 [ref. 6441], Bellwood 1994:68 [ref. 19116], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:494 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:202 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:520 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:211 [ref. 23965], Parenti & Randall 2000:59 [ref. 24943], Bellwood in Randall & Lim 2000:630 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1022 [ref. 25182], Allen 2000:115 [ref. 25868], Bellwood 2001:3489 [ref. 26278], Nakabo 2002:1022 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:52 [ref. 26830], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:164 [ref. 27510], Adrim et al. 2004:125 [ref. 27715], Liao et al. 2004:533 [ref. 28045], Allen et al. 2006:1433 [ref. 29090], Satapoomin 2009:237 [ref. 30463], Motomura et al. 2010:178 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:745 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:142 [ref. 33932], Motomura et al. 2017:188 [ref. 35490]). Current status: Valid as Scarus quoyi Valenciennes 1840. Scaridae: Scarinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: India to Palau, Vanuatu and New Caledonia, north to Ryukyu Islands. Habitat: marine.