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scaber, Scarus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:239 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 14; ref. 4882] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Lectotype: MNHN 0000-0588. Paralectotypes: MNHN 0000-1733 (1), B-2042 (1). Type catalog: Bauchot & GuibĂ© 1960:297-298 [ref. 20736]. Lectotype selected by Schultz 1958:92 [ref. 3970]. •Valid as Scarus scaber Valenciennes 1840 -- (Randall & Bruce 1983:31 [ref. 5412], Dor 1984:217 [ref. 29757], Randall 1986:714 [ref. 5706], Winterbottom et al. 1989:58 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:352 [ref. 15987], Bellwood 1994:68 [ref. 19116], Goren & Dor 1994:57 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:301 [ref. 22896], Myers 1999:210 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:461 [ref. 24106], Parenti & Randall 2000:59 [ref. 24943], Bellwood in Randall & Lim 2000:630 [ref. 25122], Iwatsuki et al. 2000:103 [ref. 26368], Hutchins 2001:40 [ref. 25847], Bellwood 2001:3472 [ref. 26278], Allen & Adrim 2003:52 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S115 [ref. 27377], Heemstra et al. 2004:3326 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:362 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:458 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1426 [ref. 29090] as not in Australia, Fricke et al. 2009:92 [ref. 30213], Satapoomin 2009:238 [ref. 30463], Allen & Erdmann 2012:747 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:268 [ref. 32706], Fricke et al. 2018:300 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:133 [ref. 36273], Zajonz et al. 2019:92 [ref. 36871] as cf. scaber). Current status: Valid as Scarus scaber Valenciennes 1840. Scaridae: Scarinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indian Ocean: East Africa, South Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes to Maldives and Chagos Archipelago east to Andaman Sea and Indonesia. Habitat: marine.