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commersonnii, Labrus Lacepède [B. G. E.] (ex Commerson) 1801:431, 477, Pl. 23 (fig. 1) [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 3; ref. 2710] Grand golfe de l'Inde [rivers of Madagascar]. No types known. Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:97 [ref. 19171], Bauchot et al. 1983:47 [ref. 21546]. Based on a drawing in manuscript by Commerson (Philibert Commerson, 1727-1773, French explorer and naturalist). Type locality according to Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830:253 [ref. 999]. •Synonym of Pomadasys hasta (Bloch 1790) -- (Roux 1986:328 [ref. 6209]). •Valid as Pomadasys commersonnii (Lacepède 1801) -- (Smith & McKay 1986:568 [ref. 5716], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:845 [ref. 20764], Randall 1995:212 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:357 [ref. 27969] as commersonni, Carpenter et al. 1997:178 [ref. 23922], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S109 [ref. 27377], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:190 [ref. 28072], Jawad et al. 2014:21 [ref. 33531], Psomadakis et al. 2015:257 [ref. 34104], Fricke et al. 2018:209 [ref. 35805], Jawad et al. 2018:110 [ref. 36262], Eagderi et al. 2019:70 [ref. 37020], Parenti 2019:168 [ref. 37021], Zajonz et al. 2019:78 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Pomadasys commersonnii (Lacepède 1801). Haemulidae: Haemulinae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: East Africa, South Africa, Socotra, Madagascar, Seychelles and Persian Gulf east to Arabian Sea coast of India. Habitat: brackish, marine.