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Species in the genus Nicholsina: [ 8 ] records


auropunctatus, Callyodon Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:290 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 14; ref. 4882] Santo Domingo. Lectotype: MNHN 0000-2192. Paralectotypes: MNHN 0000-2193 (1). Type catalog: Bauchot & Guibé 1960:290 [ref. 20736] as holotype and paratype. Originally as auro-punctatus. Lectotype as larger specimen established by Guichenot 1860:60 [ref. 13946]. •Synonym of Nicholsina usta (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Parenti & Randall 2000:54 [ref. 24943]). Current status: Synonym of Nicholsina usta (Valenciennes 1840). Scaridae: Sparisomatinae. Habitat: marine.

beryllinus, Cryptotomus Jordan [D. S.] & Swain [J.] 1884:101 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 7 (no. 414); ref. 14397] Havana, Cuba; Key West, Florida, U.S.A. Syntypes: (many) BMNH 1884.7.7.91 (1) from Jordan; CAS-SU 346 (3); USNM 35097 (2), 35162 (1). Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:88 [ref. 12291]. •Synonym of Nicholsina usta (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Parenti & Randall 2000:54 [ref. 24943]). Current status: Synonym of Nicholsina usta (Valenciennes 1840). Scaridae: Sparisomatinae. Habitat: marine.

collettei, Nicholsina ustus Schultz [L. P.] 1968:2, Pl. 1 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 124 (no. 3642); ref. 7915] Off Guinea, western Africa, 9°53'N, 15°56'W. Holotype: USNM 201582. Paratypes: USNM 201443-50 (1, 2, 2, 4, 11 or 12, 2, 1, 6). •Synonym of Nicholsina usta (Valenciennes 1840), but a valid subspecies as described -- (Randall 1990:883 [ref. 19149], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:399 [ref. 24550]). •Synonym of Nicholsina usta (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Parenti & Randall 2000:54 [ref. 24943]). •Valid as Nicholsina collettei Schultz 1968 -- (Robertson et al. 2006:805 [ref. 31512], Wirtz et al. 2007:15, 37 [ref. 30263], Parenti & Randall 2011:38 [ref. 31299], Rocha et al. 2012:61 [ref. 31733], Westneat in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2736 [ref. 34618]). Current status: Valid as Nicholsina collettei Schultz 1968. Scaridae: Sparisomatinae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Annobón Island (Gulf of Guinea). Habitat: marine.

denticulatus, Xenoscarus Evermann [B. W.] & Radcliffe [L.] 1917:129, Pl. 12 (fig. 1) [Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 95; ref. 1284] Lobos de Afuera Island, Peru. Holotype: USNM 77619. Paratypes: (1). •Valid as Nicholsina denticulata (Evermann & Radcliffe 1917) -- (Allen & Robertson 1994:210 [ref. 22193], Bellwood 1994:63 [ref. 19116], Bellwood in Fischer et al. 1995:1422 [ref. 22830], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:504 [ref. 24023], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:329 [ref. 24555], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:399 [ref. 24550], Parenti & Randall 2000:54 [ref. 24943], Lea & Rosenblatt 2000:125 [ref. 25206], Thomson et al. 2000:189 [ref. 25640], Lea et al. 2001:167 [ref. 25757], Richards & Engle 2001:177 [ref. 25759], Nelson et al. 2004:156 [ref. 27807], Robertson et al. 2006:797 [ref. 31512], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:193 [ref. 30957], Parenti & Randall 2011:37 [ref. 31299], Page et al. 2013:160 [ref. 32708], Galván-Villa et al. 2016:148 [ref. 34871], Fourriére et al. 2016:449 [ref. 34668], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:610 [ref. 34923], Kells et al. 2016:266 [ref. 35888], Romero-Berny et al. 2018:92 [ref. 35859], González-Murcia et al. 2019:301 [ref. 36544]). Current status: Valid as Nicholsina denticulata (Evermann & Radcliffe 1917). Scaridae: Sparisomatinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.

dentiens, Scarus Poey [F.] 1861:422 [Memorias sobre la historia natural de la Isla de Cuba v. 2; ref. 3499] Cuba. •Synonym of Nicholsina usta (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Parenti & Randall 2000:54 [ref. 24943]). Current status: Synonym of Nicholsina usta (Valenciennes 1840). Scaridae: Sparisomatinae. Habitat: marine.

hubbsi, Xenoscarus Harry [R. R.] 1950:147, Figs. 2-3 [American Midland Naturalist v. 43 (no. 1); ref. 12955] Inlet of Bocochibampo Bay near Guaymas, Sonora, Gulf of California, Mexico. Holotype: CAS 20386. Paratypes: CAS 20387 (1). •Synonym of Nicholsina denticulata (Evermann & Radcliffe 1917) -- (Parenti & Randall 2000:54 [ref. 24943]). Current status: Synonym of Nicholsina denticulata (Evermann & Radcliffe 1917). Scaridae: Sparisomatinae. Habitat: marine.

retractus, Calliodon Poey [F.] 1868:345 [Repertorio Fisico-Natural de la Isla de Cuba v. 2; ref. 3505] Cuba. Holotype: MCZ 14461. Type catalog: Howell Rivero 1938:210 [ref. 22926]. •Synonym of Nicholsina usta (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Parenti & Randall 2000:54 [ref. 24943]). Current status: Synonym of Nicholsina usta (Valenciennes 1840). Scaridae: Sparisomatinae. Habitat: marine.

ustus, Callyodon Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:286, Pl. 405 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 14; ref. 4882] Brazil. Syntypes: MNHN 0000-2194 to 2195 (2, 1), A-8230 (1, dry), A-9290 (1, dry). Type catalog: Bauchot & Guibé 1960:290-291 [ref. 20736]. Eastern Atlantic references are Nicholsina collettei, a separate species. •Synonym of Nicholsina collettei (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Westneat in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2736 [ref. 34618] from eastern Atlantic). •Valid as Nicholsina usta (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Robins & Ray 1986:208 [ref. 23100], Boschung 1992:157 [ref. 23239], Cervigón 1992:391 [ref. 23827], Bellwood 1994:63 [ref. 19116], Cervigón 1994:26 [ref. 24488], Aguilera 1998:52 [ref. 24221], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:399 [ref. 24550], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:298 [ref. 25013] as valid species and subspecies, Gushchin & Girardin 2000:103 [ref. 24893], Parenti & Randall 2000:54 [ref. 24943], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:164 [ref. 27754], Moura et al. 2001:519 [ref. 25371], Rocha & Rosa 2001:991 [ref. 25909], Westneat 2003:1728 [ref. 27105], Moura & Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:93 [ref. 27192], Nelson et al. 2004:156 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:532 [ref. 28815], Robertson et al. 2006:797 [ref. 31512], Wirtz et al. 2007:15 [ref. 30263], García-Hernández et al. 2009:93 [ref. 37265], Parenti & Randall 2011:37 [ref. 31299], Page et al. 2013:160 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:63 [ref. 33341]). Current status: Valid as Nicholsina usta (Valenciennes 1840). Scaridae: Sparisomatinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: including Gulf of Mexico. Habitat: marine.