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russelii, Scarus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:234 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 14; ref. 4882] Vizagapatam, India. No types preserved. Based on the first Sahnee moya of Russell, 1803:14, Pl. 119 [ref. 13862]. Spelled russelii in text and index, but clearly for Russell (misspelled Russel by Valenciennes) and spelled russellii by authors; the original spelling is russelii. •Valid as Scarus russelii Valenciennes 1840 [sometimes as russelii]-- (Randall & Bruce 1983:29 [ref. 5412], Randall 1986:713 [ref. 5706], Bellwood 1994:68 [ref. 19116], Randall 1995:297 [ref. 22896], Fricke 1999:460 [ref. 24106], Parenti & Randall 2000:59 [ref. 24943], Bellwood 2001:3472 [ref. 26278], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S115 [ref. 27377], Heemstra et al. 2004:3326 [ref. 27945], Satapoomin 2009:238 [ref. 30463], Allen & Erdmann 2012:747 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2018:300 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Scarus russelii Valenciennes 1840. Scaridae: Scarinae. Distribution: Indian Ocean: East Africa, KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), Madagascar and Mauritius (Mascarenes) east to Andaman Sea and western Sumatra (Indonesia). Habitat: marine.