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ruppelii, Acanthurus Bennett [E. T.] 1836:207 [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1835 (pt 3); ref. 16792] Red Sea. Possible types: SMF 1939 (2), 9828 (1, dry) Mohilla. Apparently based on Acanthurus velifer of Rüppell 1829:Pl. 15 (fig. 2) [ref. 3843]. Name sometimes wrongly emended to ruppellii Kullander 2016:96 [ref. 34436]. •Synonym of Zebrasoma veliferum (Bloch 1795) -- (Dor 1984:256 [ref. 29757]). •Synonym of Zebrasoma scopas (Cuvier 1829) -- (Fricke 1999:551 [ref. 24106] as ruppellii). Current status: Synonym of Zebrasoma scopas (Cuvier 1829). Acanthuridae. Habitat: marine.