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atrilunula, Scarus Randall [J. E.] & Bruce [R. W.] 1983:(4) 9, Pl. 4 (figs. A-B) [Ichthyological Bulletin of the J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology No. 47; ref. 5412] Shimoni, Kenya. Holotype: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 7749. Paratypes: BMNH 1980.2.15.181 (1, only jaws and pharyngeal mill), BPBM 26456 (1), SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 7748 (2), USNM 226362 (1). •Valid as Scarus atrilunula Randall & Bruce 1983 -- (Randall 1986:711 [ref. 5706], Winterbottom et al. 1989:58 [ref. 13251]). •Valid as Chlorurus atrilunula (Randall & Bruce 1983) -- (Bellwood 1994:66 [ref. 19116], Parenti & Randall 2000:52 [ref. 24943], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S115 [ref. 27377], Heemstra et al. 2004:3326 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:358 [ref. 28072], Fricke et al. 2018:296 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Chlorurus atrilunula (Randall & Bruce 1983). Scaridae: Scarinae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: East and South Africa to Madagascar. Habitat: marine.