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mordax, Scarus Gronow [L. T.] in Gray 1854:64 [Catalogue of fish collected and described by Laurence Theodore Gronow; ref. 1911] Indian Ocean. Holotype: BMNH 1853.11.12.89 [Gronovius coll.] (skin). Type catalog: Wheeler 1958:229 [ref. 13434]. •Synonym of Bodianus mesothorax (Bloch & Schneider 1801) -- (Wheeler 1958:229 [ref. 13434], Parenti & Randall 2000:6 [ref. 24943], Gomon 2006:67 [ref. 28730]). Current status: Synonym of Bodianus mesothorax (Bloch & Schneider 1801). Labridae. Habitat: marine.