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unifasciatus, Cheilinus Streets [T. H.] 1877:82 [Bulletin of the United States National Museum v.1 (no. 7); ref. 4290] Tabuaeran [= Fanning Island], Line Islands, central Pacific. Holotype: USNM 19222. Paratypes: USNM 19223-24 (3, 2). Nomen protectum on the basis of Art. 23.9 (Randall & Parenti 1999:29 [ref. 24276]). •Nomen protectum from Cheilinus polygramma Valenciennes 1840 -- (Randall & Parenti 1999:29 [ref. 24276]). •Valid as Cheilinus unifasciatus Streets 1877 -- (Allen & Swainston 1988:112 [ref. 25477], Randall et al. 1990:304 [ref. 15987], Allen 1997:178 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 2010:180 [ref. 35285]). •Valid as Oxycheilinus unifasciatus (Streets 1877) -- (Randall et al. 1997:304 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:192 [ref. 23965], Randall & Parenti 1999:29 [ref. 24276], Randall 1999:22 [ref. 25829], Parenti & Randall 2000:33 [ref. 24943], Westneat in Randall & Lim 2000:629 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1010 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:365 [ref. 25191], Randall & Earle 2000:17 [ref. 25806], Hutchins 2001:268 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:39 [ref. 25847], Westneat 2001:3451 [ref. 26277], Nakabo 2002:1010 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:50 [ref. 26830], Randall et al. 2003:361 [ref. 27177], Myers & Donaldson 2003:634 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:74 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:22 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:428 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:444 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:1404 [ref. 29095], Randall 2007:327 [ref. 30952], Motomura et al. 2010:170 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:705 [ref. 31980], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:7 [ref. 33988], Fukui et al. 2016:[1] [ref. 35080], Koeda et al. 2016:77 [ref. 35333], Fricke et al. 2019:236 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Oxycheilinus unifasciatus (Streets 1877). Labridae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western and central Pacific: Christmas Island and Cocos-Keeling Islands east to Hawaiian Islands and Pitcairn Group, north to Ryukyu Islands and southern Japan, south to Western Australia, New Caledonia, Tonga and Rapa. Habitat: marine.