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flavescens, Acanthurus Bennett [E. T.] 1828:40 [Zoological Journal, London v. 4 (no. 13, art. 3); ref. 16783] Hawaiian Islands. Syntypes: (4) BMNH 1852.9.13.80 [ex Zool. Soc.] (2). •Valid as Zebrasoma flavescens (Bennett 1828) -- (Kishimoto in Masuda et al. 1984:230 [ref. 6441], Randall et al. 1990:428 [ref. 15987], Chen et al. 1997:151 [ref. 26476], Myers 1999:273 [ref. 23965], Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:642 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1323 [ref. 25182], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:260 [ref. 25480], Thomson et al. 2000:255 [ref. 25640], Kuiter & Debelius 2001:90 [ref. 26232], Randall 2001:3682 [ref. 26301], Nakabo 2002:1323 [ref. 26193], Myers & Donaldson 2003:647 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:77 [ref. 27576], Mundy 2005:496 [ref. 28379], Randall 2007:430 [ref. 30952], Bernardi et al. 2018:2 [ref. 36114]). Current status: Valid as Zebrasoma flavescens (Bennett 1828). Acanthuridae. Distribution: Western and central Pacific: Micronesia east to Hawaiian Islands, north to southern Japan; possibly Grande Terre and Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia). Broadly hybridizes with Zebrasoma scopas in western Pacific [ref. 36114]. Habitat: marine.