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lunaris, Caesio Cuvier [G.] (ex Ehrenberg) in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830:441 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 6; ref. 996] Red Sea; New Ireland, Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific; Indonesia. Syntypes: MNHN 0000-9560 (1) New Ireland, ZMB 1186 (1) Red Sea. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1981:6 [ref. 21549] with MNHN 9560 as holotype. Based on specimens, and on descriptions by Vlaming ('wackum-lauwd', no. 38). and Renard ('wackum mare', fig. 174, pl. 32). •Valid as Caesio lunaris Cuvier 1830 -- (Akazaki in Masuda et al. 1984:171 [ref. 6441], Dor 1984:137 [ref. 29757], Carpenter 1987:18 [ref. 6430], Carpenter 1988:38 [ref. 9296], Allen & Swainston 1988:82 [ref. 25477], Winterbottom et al. 1989:35 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:187 [ref. 15987], Goren & Dor 1994:38 [ref. 25356], Heemstra in Smith & Heemstra 1995:xi [ref. 21953], Randall 1995:206 [ref. 22896], Reader & Leis 1996:333 [ref. 21284], Allen 1997:128 [ref. 23977], Carpenter et al. 1997:174 [ref. 23922], Chen et al. 1997:89 [ref. 26476], Randall et al. 1997:187 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:147 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:281 [ref. 24106], Allen 2000:88 [ref. 37268], Nakabo 2000:833 [ref. 25086], Carpenter in Randall & Lim 2000:618 [ref. 25122], Allen 2000:103 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:263 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:34 [ref. 25847], Carpenter 2001:2928 [ref. 26100], Nakabo 2002:833 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:39 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S108 [ref. 27377], Peristiwady et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:86 [ref. 27510], Adrim et al. 2004:121 [ref. 27715], Randall et al. 2005:124 [ref. 28745], Allen et al. 2006:1195 [ref. 29090], Fricke et al. 2009:63 [ref. 30213], Allen & Erdmann 2012:461 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:260 [ref. 32706], Holleman et al. 2013:268 [ref. 32876], Fricke et al. 2014:88 [ref. 33932], Psomadakis et al. 2015:250 [ref. 34104], Ali et al. 2018:326 [ref. 36183], Fricke et al. 2018:202 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:93 [ref. 36273], Eagderi et al. 2019:44 [ref. 37020], Fricke et al. 2019:159 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:77 [ref. 36871], Psomadakis et al. 2020:459 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Caesio lunaris Cuvier 1830. Caesionidae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Persian Gulf, Socotra, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Marshall Islands and Fiji, north to southern Japan, south to off northwestern Australia and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.