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moluccanus, Odax Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:305, Pl. 408 (fig. 2) [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 14; ref. 4882] Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Syntypes: MNHN A-8231 (1). Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:105 [ref. 19171]. Based on a specimen donated from RMNH, and on the 'Ikan passir' of Renard 1718:Pl. 2 (no. 12) [ref. 30377] [not seen]. •Nomen protectum from Odax borbonicus Valenciennes 1840 and Odax varius Valenciennes 1840 -- (Randall & Parenti 1999:31 [ref. 24276]). •Valid as Pseudodax moluccanus (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Dor 1984:206 [ref. 29757], Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:204 [ref. 6441], Randall 1986:700 [ref. 5706], Winterbottom et al. 1989:56 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:331 [ref. 15987], Goren & Dor 1994:55 [ref. 25356], Allen 1997:196 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:331 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:204 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:429 [ref. 24106], Randall & Parenti 1999:31 [ref. 24276], Parenti & Randall 2000:36 [ref. 24943], Westneat in Randall & Lim 2000:629 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:969 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:367 [ref. 25191], Randall & Earle 2000:17 [ref. 25806], Allen 2000:114 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:269 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:39 [ref. 25847], Westneat 2001:3456 [ref. 26277] dated 1839, Nakabo 2002:969 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:50 [ref. 26830] dated 1839, Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S115 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:637 [ref. 27495] dated 1839, Randall et al. 2004:22 [ref. 27624] dated 1839, Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:350 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:432 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1407 [ref. 29095], Fricke et al. 2009:88 [ref. 30213], Satapoomin 2009:230 [ref. 30463], Motomura et al. 2010:171 [ref. 31256], Kuiter 2010:15 [ref. 35285], Allen & Erdmann 2012:714 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:267 [ref. 32706], Fricke et al. 2014:138 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:7 [ref. 33988] dated 1839, Fricke et al. 2018:290 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:128 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:237 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:91 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Pseudodax moluccanus (Valenciennes 1840). Labridae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), Socotra, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Marquesas Islands and Tuamotu Archipelago, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to New Caledonia and Tonga. Habitat: marine.