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pulchellus, Scarus Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1835:25, Pl. 8 (fig. 3) [Neue Wirbelthiere zu der Fauna von Abyssinien gehörig. Fische des Rothen Meeres; ref. 3844] Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea. Holotype (unique): SMF 2695. •Synonym of Cetoscarus bicolor (Rüppell 1829) -- (Randall & Bruce 1983:6 [ref. 5412], Dor 1984:212 [ref. 29757], Choat & Randall 1986:195 [ref. 8099], Randall et al. 1990:344 [ref. 15987], Myers 1999:208 [ref. 23965], Parenti & Randall 2000:52 [ref. 24943], Liao et al. 2004:529 [ref. 28045], Allen et al. 2006:1427 [ref. 29090], Golani & Fricke 2018:131 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Synonym of Cetoscarus bicolor (Rüppell 1829). Scaridae: Scarinae. Habitat: marine.