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capistratoides, Scarus Bleeker [P.] 1847:162 [Natuur-en Geneeskundig Archief voor Neȇrlandsch IndiĆ« v. 4 (no. 2); ref. 314] Jakarta, Java, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): ?RMNH 6676. Bleeker specimens: BMNH 1862.2.28.7 (1). Also in Bleeker 1849:50 [ref. 317]. •Synonym of Scarus japanensis Bloch 1789 -- (Randall & Nelson 1979:210 [ref. 19975], Randall et al. 1990:353 [ref. 15987]). •Valid as Scarus capistratoides Bleeker 1849 -- (Randall & Bruce 1983:11 [ref. 5412]). •Valid as Chlorurus capistratoides (Bleeker 1847) -- (Bellwood 1994:66 [ref. 19116], Anderson et al. 1998:26 [ref. 23611], Parenti & Randall 2000:52 [ref. 24943], Bellwood in Randall & Lim 2000:630 [ref. 25122], Bellwood 2001:3476 [ref. 26278] dated 1849, Allen & Adrim 2003:51 [ref. 26830], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:160 [ref. 27510], Satapoomin 2009:234 [ref. 30463], Allen & Erdmann 2012:731 [ref. 31980]). Current status: Valid as Chlorurus capistratoides (Bleeker 1847). Scaridae: Scarinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles east to Andaman Sea and Philippines. Habitat: marine.