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ornatus, Notopterus Gray [J. E.] 1831:16 [Zoological Miscellany [No. 1]; ref. 18154] Indian Seas. No types known. For nomenclatural remarks see Roberts 1992:373-374 [ref. 20012]. •Synonym of Notopterus chitala (Hamilton 1822) -- (Chen 2002:289 [ref. 26587]). •Valid as Chitala ornata (Gray 1831) -- (Roberts 1992:373 [ref. 20012], Rainboth 1996:56 [ref. 22772], Kottelat 1998:21 [ref. 23436], Fuller et al. 1999:33 [ref. 25838], Kottelat 2001:26 [ref. 25780], Nelson et al. 2004:59 [ref. 27807], Scharpf 2005:8 [ref. 28940], Page & Burr 2011:145 [ref. 31215], Page et al. 2013:59 [ref. 32708], Kottlet 2013:32 [ref. 32989], Kottelat 2015:40 [ref. 33971], Robins et al. 2018:55 [ref. 35886]). Current status: Valid as Chitala ornata (Gray 1831). Notopteridae: Notopterinae. Distribution: Asia; introduced elsewhere, including Florida, U.S.A. Habitat: freshwater.