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kaakan, Pristipoma Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830:244 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 5; ref. 999] Arian River, Coupang [Kupang], Timor; Puducherry and Mahé, India. Syntypes: MNHN 0074 (2) Malabar, 7685 (1) Puducherry, 7687 (1) Puducherry, 7688 (1) Mahé, A-7815 (1) Puducherry, B-2982 [ex MNHN 0000-7688] (1) Mahé; ZMB 8721 (1, right skin). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1983:40-41 [ref. 21546]. •Synonym of Pomadasys hasta (Bloch 1790) -- (Dor 1984:151 [ref. 29757], Roux 1986:329 [ref. 6209]). •Valid as Pomadasys kaakan (Cuvier 1830) -- (Smith & McKay 1986:569 [ref. 5716], Allen & Swainston 1988:82 [ref. 25477], Goren & Dor 1994:41 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:212 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:358 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:128 [ref. 23977], Larson & Williams 1997:360 [ref. 23967], Carpenter et al. 1997:178 [ref. 23922], Kuiter 1997:178 [ref. 25488], Myers 1999:150 [ref. 23965], Johnson 1999:736 [ref. 25471], Johnson in Randall & Lim 2000:619 [ref. 25122], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:131 [ref. 25480], Hutchins 2001:35 [ref. 25847], McKay 2001:2987 [ref. 26103], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S109 [ref. 27377], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:191 [ref. 28072], Allen et al. 2006:1224 [ref. 29090], Motomura in Motomura et al. 2009:155 [ref. 31130], Larson et al. 2013:139 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:348 [ref. 32989], Bogorodsky et al. 2014:425 [ref. 33460], Fricke et al. 2014:91 [ref. 33932], Psomadakis et al. 2015:258 [ref. 34104], Hata et al. 2015:115 [ref. 34419], Ali et al. 2018:327 [ref. 36183], Fricke et al. 2018:210 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:97 [ref. 36273], Motomura in Kimura et al. 2018:165 [ref. 36460], Suresh et al. 2018:243 [ref. 36495], Eagderi et al. 2019:70 [ref. 37020], Fricke et al. 2019:165 [ref. 36673], Parenti 2019:169 [ref. 37021], Zajonz et al. 2019:78 [ref. 36871], Psomadakis et al. 2020:471 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Pomadasys kaakan (Cuvier 1830). Haemulidae: Haemulinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Socotra, Persian Gulf and Madagascar east to Philippines and New Ireland (Papua New Guinea), north to southern Japan, south to Exmouth Gulf (Western Australia) and Queensland (Australia). Habitat: brackish, marine.