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japanensis, Scarus Bloch [M. E.] 1789:244, Pl. 1 [Abhandlungen der B√∂hmischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften v. 4 (for 1788); ref. 467] Japan [possibly Indonesia]. Lectotype: ZMB 8580 (right skin). Paralectotypes: ?ZMB 8586 (1, right skin) Molucca, Islands. Type catalog: Paepke 1999:126 [ref. 24282]. Labelled Callyodon japonensis on plate in 1890. Lectotype selected by Randall & Nelson 1979:207 [ref. 19975]. •Valid as Scarus japanensis Bloch 1789 -- (Randall & Nelson 1979:206 [ref. 19975], Kishimoto in Masuda et al. 1984:219 [ref. 6441], Randall et al. 1990:353 [ref. 15987]). •Valid as Chlorurus japanensis (Bloch 1789) -- (Bellwood 1994:66 [ref. 19116], Randall et al. 1997:353 [ref. 25919], Fricke 1999:452 [ref. 24106], Parenti & Randall 2000:52 [ref. 24943], Bellwood in Randall & Lim 2000:630 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1018 [ref. 25182] with author as Bloch & Schneider, Bellwood 2001:3477 [ref. 26278], Nakabo 2002:1018 [ref. 26193] with author as Bloch & Schneider, Allen & Adrim 2003:51 [ref. 26830], Randall et al. 2004:23 [ref. 27624], Adrim et al. 2004:125 [ref. 27715], Liao et al. 2004:530 [ref. 28045], Randall 2005:449 [ref. 28239], Randall et al. 2005:127 [ref. 28745], Allen et al. 2006:1428 [ref. 29090], Fricke et al. 2009:90 [ref. 30213], Motomura et al. 2010:176 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:732 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:140 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2019:241 [ref. 36673], Habib & Islam 2020:Supplementary table p. 19 [ref. 38321]). Current status: Valid as Chlorurus japanensis (Bloch 1789). Scaridae: Scarinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and western Mascarenes east to Tonga, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.


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