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muricatus, Scarus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:208 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 14; ref. 4882] Java, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): RMNH (whereabouts unknown). Based on an RMNH specimen collected by Kuhl & van Hasselt, which was examined and drawn in Leiden by Valenciennes. •Valid as Bolbometopon muricatum (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Randall & Bruce 1983:6 [ref. 5412], Dor 1984:211 [ref. 29757], Kishimoto in Masuda et al. 1984:218 [ref. 6441], Randall 1986:709 [ref. 5706], Choat & Randall 1986:197 [ref. 8099], Allen & Swainston 1988:122 [ref. 25477], Randall et al. 1990:343 [ref. 15987], Bellwood 1994:65 [ref. 19116], Goren & Dor 1994:56 [ref. 25356], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:488 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:198 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:314 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:343 [ref. 25919], Anderson et al. 1998:26 [ref. 23611], Myers 1999:207 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:449 [ref. 24106], Allen 2000:91 [ref. 37268], Parenti & Randall 2000:51 [ref. 24943], Bellwood in Randall & Lim 2000:630 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1015 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:375 [ref. 25191], Allen 2000:114 [ref. 25868], Bellwood 2001:3473 [ref. 26278], Hutchins 2001:40 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:1015 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:51 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S115 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:637 [ref. 27495] dated 1839, Lobel & Lobel 2004:74 [ref. 27576] dated 1839, Randall et al. 2004:23 [ref. 27624], Adrim et al. 2004:125 [ref. 27715], Heemstra et al. 2004:3326 [ref. 27945], Liao et al. 2004:529 [ref. 28045], Randall 2005:445 [ref. 28239], Randall et al. 2005:126 [ref. 28745], Allen et al. 2006:1426 [ref. 29090], Ogihara et al. 2010:44 [ref. 31554], Allen & Erdmann 2012:728 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:140 [ref. 33932], Koeda et al. 2016:80 [ref. 35333], Golani & Fricke 2018:131 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:240 [ref. 36673], Randall et al. 2019:34 [ref. 36852]). Current status: Valid as Bolbometopon muricatum (Valenciennes 1840). Scaridae: Scarinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Mascarenes (Mauritius and Rodrigues) and Maldives east to Hawaiian, Line and Gambier islands, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, Queensland (Australia), New Caledonia and Tonga. Habitat: marine.