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opercularis, Cossyphus Guichenot [A.] 1847:283 [Revue Zoologique par la Société Cuvierienne (Paris) v. 10; ref. 20279] Madagascar. Lectotype: MNHN A-8271 (dry). Paralectotypes: MNHN A-8272 (1, dry). Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:30 [ref. 19171]. Lectotype selected by Gomon 2006:32 [ref. 28730] but wrongly as MNHN A.81 [A-0081]; correctly given in his material examined category. •Valid as Bodianus opercularis (Guichenot 1847) -- (Yamakawa in Okamura et al. 1982:247 [ref. 8256], Dor 1984:196 [ref. 29757], Gomon & Madden 1981:122 [ref. 5482], Goren & Dor 1994:53 [ref. 25356], Randall 1999:248 [ref. 24083], Myers 1999:189 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:399 [ref. 24106], Parenti & Randall 2000:6 [ref. 24943], Gomon 2006:30 [ref. 28730], Fricke et al. 2009:83 [ref. 30213], Kuiter 2010:44 [ref. 35285], Allen & Erdmann 2012:640 [ref. 31980], Gomon & Walsh 2016:15 [ref. 34844], Fricke et al. 2018:278 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:122 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Bodianus opercularis (Guichenot 1847). Labridae. Distribution: Red Sea, western Indian Ocean: East Africa to Comoros, Madagascar and western Mascarenes. Habitat: marine.