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scopas, Acanthurus Cuvier [G.] 1829:224 [Le R├Ęgne Animal (Edition 2) v. 2; ref. 995] Bandaneira, Banda Islands, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. No type material. Type catalog: Bauchot & Randall 1996:66 [ref. 22195]. Available from footnote, as "Ac. scopas, Renard, I, pl. xl, f. 201." Also in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1835:245, Pl. 290 [ref. 1004]. Neotype designation by Fricke 1999:553 [ref. 24106] is invalid; see Fricke 2000:639 [ref. 24537]. •Valid as Zebrasoma scopas (Cuvier 1829) -- (Kishimoto in Masuda et al. 1984:230 [ref. 6441], Randall 1986:818 [ref. 5706], Allen & Swainston 1988:140 [ref. 25477], Winterbottom et al. 1989:65 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:428 [ref. 15987], Francis 1993:167 [ref. 25479], Francis & Randall 1993:133 [ref. 20996], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:560 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:224 [ref. 23977], Chen et al. 1997:151 [ref. 26476], Randall et al. 1997:428 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:273 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:551 [ref. 24106], Randall 1999:28 [ref. 25829], Allen 2000:94 [ref. 37268], Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:642 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1323 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:430 [ref. 25191], Allen 2000:123 [ref. 25868], Randall et al. 2001:120 [ref. 25316], Hutchins 2001:270 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:45 [ref. 25847], Kuiter & Debelius 2001:88 [ref. 26232], Randall 2001:3665 [ref. 26301], Nakabo 2002:1323 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:63 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S120 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:647 [ref. 27495], Matsuura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:206 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:30 [ref. 27624], Adrim et al. 2004:127 [ref. 27715], Heemstra et al. 2004:3330 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:405 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:588 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1744 [ref. 29094], Fricke et al. 2009:109 [ref. 30213], Imamura 2009:307 [ref. 30434], Motomura et al. 2010:229 [ref. 31256], Hubert et al. 2012:6 [ref. 31846], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1036 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:271 [ref. 32706], Fricke et al. 2014:186 [ref. 33932], Koeda et al. 2016:105 [ref. 35333], Koeda et al. 2016:18 [ref. 35354], Bernardi et al. 2018:2 [ref. 36114], Fricke et al. 2018:357 [ref. 35805], Fricke et al. 2019:305 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:99 [ref. 36871] as cf. scopas, Psomadakis et al. 2020:563 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Zebrasoma scopas (Cuvier 1829). Acanthuridae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Tuamotu Archipelago, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia, Rapa and Pitcairn. Broadly hybridizes with Zebrasoma flavescens in western Pacific [ref. 36114]. Habitat: marine.