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desjardinii, Acanthurus Bennett [E. T.] 1836:207 [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1835 (pt 3); ref. 16792] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1855.12.26.444 [ex Zool. Soc.]. •Synonym of Zebrasoma veliferum (Bloch 1795), but a valid subspecies -- (Winterbottom et al. 1989:65 [ref. 13251]). •Synonym of Zebrasoma veliferum (Bloch 1795) -- (Randall 1986:818 [ref. 5706], Fricke 1999:553 [ref. 24106] as velifer). •Valid as Zebrasoma desjardinii (Bennett 1836) -- (Randall et al. 1990:429 [ref. 15987], Allen & Smith-Vaniz 1994:18 [ref. 22386], Myers 1999:273 [ref. 23965], Allen & Adrim 2003:63 [ref. 26830] as desjardini dated 1835, Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S120 [ref. 27377] dated 1835, Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:404 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:589 [ref. 28239], Randall 2007:433 [ref. 30952], Imamura 2009:307 [ref. 30434], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1035 [ref. 31980], Bernardi et al. 2018:3 [ref. 36114], Fricke et al. 2018:357 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:168 [ref. 36273], Zajonz et al. 2019:99 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Zebrasoma desjardinii (Bennett 1836). Acanthuridae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indian Ocean: East Africa, Socotra and Madagascar east to western Sumatra (Indonesia) and Christmas Island. Habitat: marine.