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rubripinnis, Scarus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:199 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 14; ref. 4882] San Domingo, West Indies. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. •Synonym of Sparisoma choati Rocha, Brito & Robertson 2012 -- (Westneat in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2739 [ref. 34618] from eastern Atlantic). •Valid as Sparisoma rubripinne (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Robins & Ray 1986:211 [ref. 23100], Randall 1990:885 [ref. 19149], Boschung 1992:157 [ref. 23239], Cervigón 1992:396 [ref. 23827], Bellwood 1994:65 [ref. 19116], Cervigón 1994:54 [ref. 24488], Aguilera 1998:52 [ref. 24221], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:302 [ref. 25013], Afonso et al. 1999:78 [ref. 25466], Parenti & Randall 2000:61 [ref. 24943], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:164 [ref. 27754], Gasparini & Floeter 2001:1646 [ref. 25634] as aff. rubripinne, Rocha & Rosa 2001:991 [ref. 25909] as aff. rubripinne, Westneat 2003:1738 [ref. 27105], Smith et al. 2003:46 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:157 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:543 [ref. 28815], Robertson et al. 2006:796 [ref. 31512], Wirtz et al. 2007:15 [ref. 30263] but eastern Atlantic specimens are a new species, subsequently choati, García-Hernández et al. 2009:93 [ref. 37265], Rocha et al. 2012:61 [ref. 31733], Page et al. 2013:161 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Collette 2013:180 [ref. 32953], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:65 [ref. 33341], Robertson et al. 2016:147 [ref. 34961]). Current status: Valid as Sparisoma rubripinne (Valenciennes 1840). Scaridae: Sparisomatinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: including Gulf of Mexico. Habitat: marine.