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pectoralis, Labroides Randall [J. E.] & Springer [V. G.] 1975:6, Pl. 1 [Uo (Japanese Society of Ichthyologists) No. 25; ref. 7465] Reef about 1 mile southeast of Auluptagel Island, Palau Islands, Philippine Sea, depth 6-10 feet. Holotype: BPBM 7245. Paratypes: AMS I.18466-001 (1); BMNH 1974.9.27.33-38 (6); BPBM 6543 (1), 9370 (2), 9895 (1), 15582 (1), 15838 (1), 18386 (1), 18851 (1); CAS 33600 (1); SMBL 74014 (1) [not seen at FAKU]; USNM 209880 (2). •Valid as Labroides pectoralis Randall & Springer 1975 -- (Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:206 [ref. 6441], Randall et al. 1990:326 [ref. 15987], Allen 1997:184 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:326 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:204 [ref. 23965], Allen 2000:91 [ref. 37268], Parenti & Randall 2000:26 [ref. 24943], Westneat in Randall & Lim 2000:629 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:980 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:363 [ref. 25191], Hutchins 2001:269 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:39 [ref. 25847], Westneat 2001:3402 [ref. 26277], Nakabo 2002:980 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:50 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:636 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:74 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:22 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:421 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1398 [ref. 29095], Kuiter 2010:359 [ref. 35285], Allen & Erdmann 2012:695 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:135 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2019:233 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Labroides pectoralis Randall & Springer 1975. Labridae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Christmas and Cocos-Keeling islands east to Micronesia and New Ireland (Papua New Guinea), north to Philippines and Ogasawara Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.