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macrourus, Labrus Lacepède [B. G. E.] (ex Commerson) 1801:438, 493, Pl. 9 (fig. 3) [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 3; ref. 2710] Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-8268 (dry). Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:29, 85, 88 [ref. 19171]. Based on description and illustration in manuscript by Commerson (Philibert Commerson, 1727-1773, French explorer and naturalist). Günther 1862:104 [ref. 1969] serves as first reviser selecting macrourus over rubrolineatus and hirsutus; all three regarded as synonyms and occurring in the same work. •Valid as Bodianus macrourus (Lacepède 1801) -- (Myers 1999:189 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:398 [ref. 24106], Parenti & Randall 2000:6 [ref. 24943], Heemstra et al. 2004:3325 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:339 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:393 [ref. 28239], Gomon 2006:85 [ref. 28730], Fricke et al. 2009:83 [ref. 30213], Kuiter 2010:38 [ref. 35285], Santini et al. 2016:3 [ref. 39174], Fricke et al. 2018:278 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Bodianus macrourus (Lacepède 1801). Labridae. Distribution: Madagascar, Saint Brandon's Shoals, Réunion, Mauritius and Rodrigues (Mascarenes). Habitat: marine.


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