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ornatus, Macropharyngodon Randall [J. E.] 1978:753, Figs. 3 g-h [Bulletin of Marine Science v. 28 (no. 4); ref. 7004] Northwestern side of Ambon Bay near Sikula Point, Ambon, Molucca Islands, Indonesia, depth 5-10 meters. Holotype: BPBM 18546. Paratypes: AMS I.18568-001 (1); BMNH 1976.1.13.1 (1); BPBM 18522 (1), 18829 (2), 19630 (1); CAS 34700 (1); RMNH 5115 (1); USNM 215027 (1), 215272-73 (1, 1); WAM P.24362 (1), P.25371-011 (1); ZMA 114590 (1). Type catalog: Moore et al. 2008:37 [ref. 30117]. •Valid as Macropharyngodon ornatus Randall 1978 -- (Allen & Swainston 1988:118 [ref. 25477], Kuiter 1993:283 [ref. 23929], Allen 1997:192 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:290 [ref. 25488], Parenti & Randall 2000:30 [ref. 24943], Hutchins 2001:269 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:39 [ref. 25847], Westneat 2001:3402 [ref. 26277], Allen & Adrim 2003:50 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S115 [ref. 27377], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:154 [ref. 27510], Allen et al. 2006:1400 [ref. 29095], Satapoomin 2009:228 [ref. 30463], Kuiter 2010:278 [ref. 35285], Allen & Erdmann 2012:701 [ref. 31980], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2014:434 [ref. 33480], Hoschke et al. 2019:158 [ref. 36626]). Current status: Valid as Macropharyngodon ornatus Randall 1978. Labridae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Maldives and Sri Lanka east to Thailand and Indonesia, south to Rottnest Island (Western Australia). Habitat: marine.