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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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spilurus, Scarus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:279 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 14; ref. 4882] Caroline Islands, western Pacific. Misspelled pilurus on p. xvii. •Synonym of Scarus sordidus Forsskål 1775 -- (Randall & Bruce 1983:31 [ref. 5412], Choat & Randall 1986:221 [ref. 8099]). •Synonym of Chlorurus sordidus (Forsskål 1775) -- (Parenti & Randall 2000:53 [ref. 24943]). •Valid as Chlorurus spilurus (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Randall 2007:362 [ref. 30952], Parenti & Randall 2011:37 [ref. 31299], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:7 [ref. 33988], Hoschke et al. 2019:159 [ref. 36626], Fricke et al. 2019:242 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Chlorurus spilurus (Valenciennes 1840). Scaridae: Scarinae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western and central Pacific: Cocos-Keeling Islands and Indonesia east to Hawaiian Islands and Pitcairn Group, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to Western Australia, Lord Howe Island and Rapa. Habitat: marine.