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speciosus, Diastodon Bowdich [S. L.] 1825:238, Fig. 41 [Fishes of Madeira; ref. 590] Santiago, Cape Verde Islands. No types known. •Valid as Bodianus speciosus (Bowdich 1825) -- (Bauchot & Quignard 1973:433 [ref. 7204], Quignard & Pras in Whitehead et al. 1986:921 [ref. 13676], Gomon & Forsyth 1990:870 [ref. 19219], Arruda 1997:93 [ref. 24952], Afonso et al. 1999:77 [ref. 25466], Parenti & Randall 2000:7 [ref. 24943], Gomon 2006:92 [ref. 28730], Wirtz et al. 2007:37 [ref. 30263], Kuiter 2010:29 [ref. 35285], Wirtz et al. 2013:130 [ref. 32972], Westneat in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2747 [ref. 34618], Parenti 2019:7 [ref. 36934]). Current status: Valid as Bodianus speciosus (Bowdich 1825). Labridae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Angola including Cape Verde Islands; Madeira record is erroneous. Habitat: marine.