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vaigiensis, Scarus Quoy [J. R. C.] & Gaimard [J. P.] 1824:288 [Voyage autour du monde; ref. 3574] Waigeo [Pulau Waigeo, Papua Barat, Indonesia, western Pacific]. Holotype (unique): MNHN 0000-0567. Type catalog: Bauchot & GuibĂ© 1960:298 [ref. 20736]. •Valid as Leptoscarus vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard 1824) -- (Dor 1984:218 [ref. 29757], Kishimoto in Masuda et al. 1984:218 [ref. 6441], Bruce & Randall 1985:24 [ref. 5234], Randall 1986:708 [ref. 5706], Choat & Randall 1986:194 [ref. 8099], Allen & Swainston 1988:122 [ref. 25477], Pequeño 1989:64 [ref. 14125], Paulin et al. 1989:210 [ref. 24556], Winterbottom et al. 1989:57 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:345 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:309 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:165 [ref. 25479], Bellwood 1994:64 [ref. 19116], Goren & Dor 1994:56 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:294 [ref. 22896], Allen 1997:198 [ref. 23977], Chen et al. 1997:139 [ref. 26476], Randall et al. 1997:345 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:209 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:455 [ref. 24106], Johnson 1999:745 [ref. 25471], Randall 1999:23 [ref. 25829], Parenti & Randall 2000:54 [ref. 24943], Bellwood in Randall & Lim 2000:630 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1014 [ref. 25182], Allen 2000:115 [ref. 25868], Bellwood 2001:3480 [ref. 26278], Hutchins 2001:40 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:1014 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:51 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S116 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:637 [ref. 27495], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:161 [ref. 27510], Ohta & Tachihara 2004:63 [ref. 27608], Randall et al. 2004:23 [ref. 27624], Liao et al. 2004:529 [ref. 28045], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:360 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:452 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1429 [ref. 29090], Fricke et al. 2009:91 [ref. 30213], Allen & Erdmann 2012:736 [ref. 31980]. Larson et al. 2013:167 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:141 [ref. 33932], Stewart 2015:1405 [ref. 34196], Fricke et al. 2018:297 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:132 [ref. 36273], Hoschke et al. 2019:159 [ref. 36626]). Current status: Valid as Leptoscarus vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard 1824). Scaridae: Sparisomatinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East and South Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Pitcairn, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to Rottnest Island (Western Australia), Sydney (New South Wales, Australia), Lord Howe Island, northern New Zealand and Rapa. Habitat: marine.