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choati, Macropharyngodon Randall [J. E.] 1978:761, Fig. 5d [Bulletin of Marine Science v. 28 (no. 4); ref. 7004] Outside reef off western side of One Tree Island, 23°30'S, 152°05'E, Capricorn Group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, depth 90 feet. Holotype: BPBM 14359. Paratypes: AMS I.15468-001 (1), I.16635-001 (1), I.16862-001 (1), I.17654-002 (1), ?I.18568-001 (1); BMNH 1976.3.16.1 (1); BPBM 13444 (1); USNM 215259 (1). •Valid as Macropharyngodon choati Randall 1978 -- (Randall et al. 1990:328 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:282 [ref. 23929], Allen 1997:184 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:290 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:328 [ref. 25919], Parenti & Randall 2000:30 [ref. 24943], Westneat 2001:3402 [ref. 26277], Allen et al. 2006:1399 [ref. 29095], Kuiter 2010:279 [ref. 35285], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2014:434 [ref. 33480]). Current status: Valid as Macropharyngodon choati Randall 1978. Labridae. Distribution: Southwestern Pacific. Habitat: marine.