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multimaculatum, Pristipoma Playfair [R. L.] in Playfair & G√ľnther 1867:23, Pl. 3 (fig. 3) [The fishes of Zanzibar; ref. 3490] Bagamoia [Bagamoyo, Tanzania, western Indian Ocean]; Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean. Syntypes: BMNH 1867.3.9.153 (1, skin, labelled holotype) Zanzibar. •Valid as Pomadasys multimaculatum (Playfair 1867) -- (Roux 1986:329 [ref. 6209], Smith & McKay 1986:570 [ref. 5716], Goren & Dor 1994:41 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:207 [ref. 22896]). •Valid as Pomadasys multimaculatus (Playfair 1867) -- (Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:191 [ref. 28072], Psomadakis et al. 2015:259 [ref. 34104], Fricke et al. 2018:210 [ref. 35805], Eagderi et al. 2019:70 [ref. 37020], Parenti 2019:170 [ref. 37021]). Current status: Valid as Pomadasys multimaculatus (Playfair 1867). Haemulidae: Haemulinae. Distribution: Indian Ocean: East Africa, Persian Gulf and Madagascar east to India and northern Western Australia. Habitat: brackish, marine.