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ocellatus, Scarus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:278 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 14; ref. 4882] Caroline Islands, western Pacific. No types preserved. Based on a drawing by Ketlitz (Friedrich Heinrich Freiherr von Kittlitz, 1799-1874, German ornithologist and naturalist). •Synonym of Cetoscarus bicolor (Rüppell 1829) -- (Randall & Bruce 1983:6 [ref. 5412], Choat & Randall 1986:195 [ref. 8099], Parenti & Randall 2000:52 [ref. 24943]). •Valid as Cetoscarus ocellatus (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Randall 2005:447 [ref. 28239], Fricke & Kulbicki 2006:344 [ref. 28867], Fricke et al. 2009:90 [ref. 30213], Parenti & Randall 2011:37 [ref. 31299], Allen & Erdmann 2012:730 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:140 [ref. 33932], Motomura et al. 2017:186 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:296 [ref. 35805], Fricke et al. 2019:240 [ref. 36673], Wada et al. 2021:46 [ref. 38521]). Current status: Valid as Cetoscarus ocellatus (Valenciennes 1840). Scaridae: Scarinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Caroline Islands and Gambier Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, New Caledonia and Tonga. Habitat: marine.