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auratus, Cheilio Lacepède [B. G. E.] (ex Commerson) 1802:432, 433 [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 4; ref. 4929] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype: MNHN B-2132 (dry, poor condition). Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:19 [ref. 19171]. Based on description in manuscript by Commerson (Philibert Commerson, 1727-1773, French explorer and naturalist), with an underlying specimen. •Synonym of Cheilio inermis (Forsskål 1775) -- (Dor 1984:199 [ref. 29757], Fricke 1999:404 [ref. 24106], Parenti & Randall 2000:9 [ref. 24943], Mundy 2005:434 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:1377 [ref. 29095], Randall 2007:323 [ref. 30952]). Current status: Synonym of Cheilio inermis (Forsskål 1775). Labridae. Habitat: marine.