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urodeta, Perca Forster [J. R.] in Bloch & Schneider 1801:333, xlv [M. E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae; ref. 471] St. Christina Island, Waitaho [Vaitahu, Tahuata Island, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, South Pacific]. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1979.6.13.7. Based on description and painting in manuscript by Forster (Johann Reinhold Forster, 1729-1798, German explorer and naturalist of Cook's second voyage). Forster painting reproduced in Randall & Wheeler 1991:762, Pl 1 (fig. a) [ref. 15994]. As Percam urodetam on p. 333, Latinized in index under Bodianus as Perca urodeta, a variety of B. miniatus. Lichtenstein (1844:221 [ref. 17531] in footnote) treats as a synonym of "Bodianus miniatus Bl. Schn. p. 332" and as "Serranus urodelis [sic] Cuv. Val. II. p. 227". Author given as 'Schn.' (Schneider), but description based on manuscript by Forster (Johann Reinhold Forster, 1729-1798, German zoologist, naturalist of Cook's second voyage). •Valid as Cephalopholis urodetus (Forster 1801) -- (Kyushin et al. 1982:167 [ref. 19754], Katayama in Masuda et al. 1984:127 [ref. 6441], Chen et al. 1997:000 [ref. 26476] as urodelus with author and date as Bloch & Schneider 1801, Mohsin & Ambak 1996:231 [ref. 27969] as urodelus with author as Schneider). •Valid as Cephalopholis urodeta (Forster 1801) -- (Allen & Swainston 1988:54 [ref. 25477] with Schneider as author, Paxton et al. 1989:492 [ref. 12442], Lee 1990:31 [ref. 19830], Randall et al. 1990:104 [ref. 15987], Randall & Heemstra 1991:69 [ref. 19601], Heemstra & Randall 1993:61 [ref. 21042], Allen 1997:82 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:104 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:104 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:112 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:181 [ref. 24106], Heemstra & Randall 1999:2483 [ref. 24815], Randall 1999:11 [ref. 25829], Allen 2000:86 [ref. 37268], Nakabo 2000:712 [ref. 25086], Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:609 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:180 [ref. 25191], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:78 [ref. 25480], Randall & Earle 2000:11 [ref. 25806], Allen 2000:98 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:262 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:29 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:712 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:31 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:621 [ref. 27495], Kimura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:50 [ref. 27510], Lobel & Lobel 2004:70 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:11 [ref. 27624], Adrim et al. 2004:119 [ref. 27715], Randall 2005:152 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:345 [ref. 28379], Hoese et al. 2006:1006 [ref. 28999], Fricke et al. 2009:44 [ref. 30213], Motomura in Motomura & Satapoomin 2009:85 [ref. 30492], Motomura et al. 2010:96 [ref. 31256], Fricke et al. 2011:384 [ref. 31242], Fricke et al. 2014:60 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:5 [ref. 33988] with authors as Bloch & Schneider, Motomura et al. 2015:19 [ref. 34709], Koeda et al. 2016:25 [ref. 35333], Koeda et al. 2016:3 [ref. 35354], Motomura et al. 2017:82 [ref. 35490] with authorship as Valenciennes 1828, Ma & Craig 2018:455 [ref. 36100], Arndt & Fricke 2019:28 [ref. 36883], Fricke et al. 2019:115 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Cephalopholis urodeta (Forster 1801). Serranidae: Epinephelinae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Christmas Island and Indonesia east to Wake Atoll, Line Islands and Pitcairn Group, south to Western Australia at 32°01'S, Queensland (Australia) at 18°16'S, New Caledonia, Tonga and Rapa. Habitat: marine.