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scaber, Scarus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:239 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 14; ref. 4882] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Lectotype: MNHN 0000-0588. Paralectotypes: MNHN 0000-1733 (1), B-2042 (1). Type catalog: Bauchot & Guibé 1960:297-298 [ref. 20736]. Lectotype selected by Schultz 1958:92 [ref. 3970]. •Valid as Scarus scaber Valenciennes 1840 -- (Randall & Bruce 1983:31 [ref. 5412], Dor 1984:217 [ref. 29757], Randall 1986:714 [ref. 5706], Winterbottom et al. 1989:58 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:352 [ref. 15987], Bellwood 1994:68 [ref. 19116], Goren & Dor 1994:57 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:301 [ref. 22896], Myers 1999:210 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:461 [ref. 24106], Parenti & Randall 2000:59 [ref. 24943], Bellwood in Randall & Lim 2000:630 [ref. 25122], Iwatsuki et al. 2000:103 [ref. 26368], Hutchins 2001:40 [ref. 25847], Bellwood 2001:3472 [ref. 26278], Allen & Adrim 2003:52 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S115 [ref. 27377], Heemstra et al. 2004:3326 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:362 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:458 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1426 [ref. 29090] as not in Australia, Fricke et al. 2009:92 [ref. 30213], Satapoomin 2009:238 [ref. 30463], Allen & Erdmann 2012:747 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:268 [ref. 32706], Fricke et al. 2018:300 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:133 [ref. 36273], Dalleau-Coudert et al. 2019:166 [ref. 40104], Zajonz et al. 2019:92 [ref. 36871] as cf. scaber, Randall 2022:288 [ref. 39936], Zajonz et al. 2022:229 [ref. 40522], Zajonz et al. 2023:318 [ref. 40679], Noushad K. et al. 2024:46 [ref. 40947]). Current status: Valid as Scarus scaber Valenciennes 1840. Labridae. Distribution: Red Sea; Indian Ocean: KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), East Africa, Gulf of Aden, Socotra (Yemen), Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar, Mascarenes (La Réunion, Mauritius, Rodrigues), Maldives and Chagos Archipelago (British Indian Ocean Territory) east to Andaman Sea and Indonesia. Habitat: marine.


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