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acroptilus, Scarus Richardson [J.] 1846:69 [Ichthyology of the voyage of H. M. S. Erebus & Terror v. 2 (2); ref. 3740] Coasts of Australia. No types known. Based on drawing by Ferdinand Bauer. •Valid as Odax acroptilus (Richardson 1846) -- (Gomon & Paxton 1986:33 [ref. 5656], Kuiter 1993:308 [ref. 23929], Gomon et al. 1994:702 [ref. 22532], Kuiter 1997:312 [ref. 25488], Hutchins 2001:269 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:39 [ref. 25847], Bray & Hoese 2006:1421 [ref. 29049]). ▐ Valid as Heteroscarus acroptilus (Richardson 1846) -- (Gomon 2008:661 [ref. 30616], Kuiter 2010:72 [ref. 35285], Hoschke et al. 2019:158 [ref. 36626]). Current status: Valid as Heteroscarus acroptilus (Richardson 1846). Odacidae. Distribution: Southeastern Indian Ocean, southwestern Pacific: New South Wales to southern Australia and to Western Australia. Habitat: marine.


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