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kaianus, Saurus Günther [A.] 1880:50, Pl. 23 (fig. C) [Report on the shore fishes procured during the voyage of H. M. S. Challenger in the years 1873-1876 v. 1 (pt 6); ref. 2011] Kai Islands, Molucca Islands, Indonesia, Challenger station 192, depth 129 fathoms. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1879.5.14.594. •Valid as Synodus kaianus (Günther 1880) -- (Cressey 1981:25 [ref. 5574], Okamura in Masuda et al. 1984:61 [ref. 6441], Yamakawa in Okamura & Kitajima 1984:165, 344 [ref. 8057], Allen & Swainston 1988:36 [ref. 25477], Waples & Randall 1989:197 [ref. 9187], Paxton et al. 1989:238 [ref. 12442], Allen 1997:60 [ref. 23977], Russell 1999:1942 [ref. 24747], Nakabo 2000:357 [ref. 25086], Russell in Randall & Lim 2000:592 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:20 [ref. 25847], Shinohara et al. 2001:300 [ref. 25995], Chen 2002:53 [ref. 26587], Nakabo 2002:357 [ref. 26001], Shinohara et al. 2005:409 [ref. 28370], Mundy 2005:201 [ref. 28379], Hoese & Gates 2006:469 [ref. 28997], Randall 2007:111 [ref. 30952], Larson et al. 2013:47 [ref. 32988], Ho et al. 2016:139 [ref. 34725]). Current status: Valid as Synodus kaianus (Günther 1880). Synodontidae: Synodontinae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean: northwestern Australia; western Pacific: southern Japan to northern Australia, Fiji and Hawaiian Islands. Habitat: marine.