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scalprum, Prionurus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1835:298 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 10; ref. 1004] Nagasaki, Japan. Holotype (unique): ZMB 8582. Type catalog: Bauchot & Randall 1996:68 [ref. 22195] as Prionurus scalprum. Type from H. Papke in letter 15 Nov. 2005. •Synonym of Prionurus microlepidotus Lacepède 1804 -- (Lindberg & Krasyukova 1975:240 [ref. 7348]). •Valid as Prionurus scalprum Valenciennes 1835 -- (Kishimoto in Masuda et al. 1984:228 [ref. 6441] as scalprus, Kuiter 1993:370 [ref. 23929] as sculprus, Chen et al. 1997:155 [ref. 26476] as scalprus, Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:642 [ref. 25122] as scalprus, Nakabo 2000:1319 [ref. 25182], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:259 [ref. 25480] as scalprus, Shinohara et al. 2000:183 [ref. 25987], Kuiter & Debelius 2001:134 [ref. 26232] as scalprus, Randall 2001:161 [ref. 25804], Nakabo 2002:1319 [ref. 26193], Youn 2002:415, 670 [ref. 26218] as scalprus, Parin 2003:S25 [ref. 28536], Motomura et al. 2010:228 [ref. 31256], Parin et al. 2014:507 [ref. 33547], Motomura et al. 2015:30 [ref. 34709], Koeda et al. 2016:104 [ref. 35333]). Current status: Valid as Prionurus scalprum Valenciennes 1835. Acanthuridae. Distribution: Western North Pacific: Japan, Korea and China. Habitat: marine.