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olivaceum, Pristipoma Day [F.] 1875:73, Pl. 19 (fig. 1) [The fishes of India Part 1; ref. 1080] Coasts of Baluchistan, Pakistan and Sind, Pakistan, Arabian Sea. Syntypes and/or Day specimens: AMS B.8335 (1, syntype) Sind, BMNH 1889.2.1.2935-39 (5); MNHN 0000-9380 (1) Sind; NMW 37382 (1); ZSI 1992 (1, figured specimen). Type catalog: Whitehead & Talwar 1976:160 [ref. 23762], Bauchot et al. 1983:41 [ref. 21546]. Preceded by the unused name Cantharus elongatus Castelnau 1861, which was declared a nomen oblitum (Parenti 2019:93 [ref. 36892]); therefore reversal of precedence. •Valid as Pomadasys olivaceus (Day 1875) -- (Dor 1984:151 [ref. 29757], Roux 1986:330 [ref. 6209], Smith & McKay 1986:570 [ref. 5716] as olivaceum, Goren & Dor 1994:41 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:213 [ref. 22896], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S109 [ref. 27377], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:192 [ref. 28072], Jawad et al. 2014:21 [ref. 33531], Psomadakis et al. 2015:259 [ref. 34104], Narasimhaiah et al. 2016:69 [ref. 34975] as olivaceum, Ali et al. 2018:327 [ref. 36183], Fricke et al. 2018:210 [ref. 35805], Jawad et al. 2018:110 [ref. 36262]). Current status: Valid as Pomadasys olivaceus (Day 1875). Haemulidae: Haemulinae. Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic: Namibia; Indian Ocean: South Africa and East Africa, Madagascar and Persian Gulf east to Andaman Sea. Habitat: brackish, marine.