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frondosus, Scarus Agassiz [L.] in Spix & Agassiz 1831:98, Pl. 54 [Selecta genera et species piscium quos in itinere per Brasiliam; ref. 13] Bahia, Brazil. Lectotype: MNHN 0000-581. Paralectotypes or non-types: MNHN 0000-1764 (1), 0000-1765 (1, poor condition). Type catalog: Bauchot & GuibĂ© 1960:294 [ref. 20736], Kottelat 1984:150 [ref. 21784]. Type information: Kottelat 1988:84 [ref. 13380]. Also appeared in Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1839:204 [ref. 4882]. Lectotype selected by Moura et al. 2001:510 [ref. 25371] [as MHNN 581]. •Synonym of Sparisoma viride (Bonnaterre 1788) -- (Parenti & Randall 2000:61 [ref. 24943]). •Valid as Sparisoma frondosum (Agassiz 1831) -- (Moura et al. 2001:510 [ref. 25371], Camargo & Isaac 2001:142 [ref. 27639], Feitoza et al. 2003:69 [ref. 26943], Moura & Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:93 [ref. 27192], Vaske et al. 2005:78 [ref. 36155] as Sparissoma f., Robertson et al. 2006:796 [ref. 31512], Pinheiro et al. 2010:64 [ref. 30844], Parenti & Randall 2011:38 [ref. 31299], Wirtz et al. 2013:130 [ref. 32972], Pinheiro et al. 2015:26 [ref. 34324], Spier et al. 2018:17 [ref. 36103]). Current status: Valid as Sparisoma frondosum (Agassiz 1831). Scaridae: Sparisomatinae. Distribution: Atlantic: Brazil and oceanic islands off Brazil and St. Paul's Rocks; eastern Atlantic (Cape Verde Islands). Habitat: marine.