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aygula, Coris Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1801:96, 97, Pl. 4 (fig. 1) [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 3; ref. 2710] Locality not stated (Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean). Syntypes: MNHN B-2128 (2, dry skins). Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:25, 72, 82 [ref. 19171]. Based on description and drawing in manuscript by Commerson (Philibert Commerson, 1727-1773, French explorer and naturalist), plus underlying specimens (= syntypes). Also appeared in Sonnini 1803:103, 104 (vol. 8) [ref. 30473]. •Valid as Coris aygula Lacepède 1801 -- (Dor 1984:200 [ref. 29757], Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:210 [ref. 6441], Randall 1986:691 [ref. 5706], Allen & Swainston 1988:114 [ref. 25477], Winterbottom et al. 1989:53 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:312 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:300 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:165 [ref. 25479], Goren & Dor 1994:53 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:275 [ref. 22896], Allen 1997:186 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:298 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:312 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:196 [ref. 23965], Randall 1999:10 [ref. 24043], Fricke 1999:407 [ref. 24106], Randall 1999:21 [ref. 25829], Parenti & Randall 2000:14 [ref. 24943], Westneat in Randall & Lim 2000:628 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:998 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:355 [ref. 25191], Hutchins 2001:268 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:39 [ref. 25847], Westneat 2001:3427 [ref. 26277], Nakabo 2002:998 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:48 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S114 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:635 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:73 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:21 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3325 [ref. 27945], Randall 2005:404 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:435 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:1384 [ref. 29095], Randall 2007:332 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:84 [ref. 30213], Motomura et al. 2010:164 [ref. 31256], Kuiter 2010:314 [ref. 35285], Allen & Erdmann 2012:661 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:266 [ref. 32706], Duffy & Ahyong 2015:116 [ref. 36167], Francis & Duffy 2015:483 [ref. 36161], Koeda et al. 2016:74 [ref. 35333], Koeda et al. 2016:13 [ref. 35354], Fricke et al. 2018:280 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:124 [ref. 36273], Hoschke et al. 2019:158 [ref. 36626], Zajonz et al. 2019:89 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Coris aygula Lacepède 1801. Labridae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Socotra, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Wake Atoll, Line Islands and Pitcairn Group, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Rottnest Island (Western Australia), New South Wales (Australia), northern New Zealand, Kermadec Islands and Rapa. Habitat: marine.