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arenatus, Cheilinus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:101, Pl. 397 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 14; ref. 4882] RĂ©union, western Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Syntypes: MNHN A-8284 (1, dry). Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:13 [ref. 19171]. •Valid as Cheilinus arenatus Valenciennes 1840 -- (Dor 1984:197 [ref. 29757], Winterbottom et al. 1989:52 [ref. 13251], Goren & Dor 1994:53 [ref. 25356], Iwatsuki et al. 2000:103 [ref. 26368], Kuiter 2010:183 [ref. 35285]). •Valid as Oxycheilinus arenatus (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Anderson et al. 1998:26 [ref. 23611], Myers 1999:192 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:426 [ref. 24106], Parenti & Randall 2000:32 [ref. 24943], Westneat 2001:3448 [ref. 26277], Randall et al. 2002:159 [ref. 26192], Allen & Adrim 2003:50 [ref. 26830], Randall & Khalaf 2003:138 [ref. 26684], Randall et al. 2003:361 [ref. 27177], Myers & Donaldson 2003:634 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:22 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:426 [ref. 28239], Shao et al. 2008:258 [ref. 29952], Fricke et al. 2009:88 [ref. 30213], Allen & Erdmann 2012:702 [ref. 31980], Fukui et al. 2016:[1] [ref. 35080], Fricke et al. 2018:289 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:127 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:235 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Oxycheilinus arenatus (Valenciennes 1840). Labridae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Marshall Islands and Samoa, north to Philippines, Taiwan and Mariana Islands. Habitat: marine.