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Odax Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:299 Masc. Scarus pullus Forster 1801. Type by subsequent designation. Appeared first in Cuvier 1829:266 [ref. 995] as "Les Odax"; based on style of text and contents, the name was apparently not intended as new but as a new use of Odax Commerson in Lacep├Ęde 1801 (not available) but in the vernacular. Probably dates to Valenciennes as above; type species and type designation not researched, usually given as above. •Valid as Odax Valenciennes 1840 -- (Ayling & Paxton 1983 [ref. 5258], Richards & Leis 1984:544 [ref. 13668], Gomon & Paxton 1986:31 [ref. 5656], Gomon et al. 1994:702 [ref. 22532], Bray & Hoese 2006:1421 [ref. 29049], Kuiter 2010:68 [ref. 35285], Gomon et al. 2015:1372 [ref. 34207]). Current status: Valid as Odax Valenciennes 1840. Odacidae.