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platyura, Belone Bennett [E. T.] 1832:168 [Proceedings of the Committee of Science and Correspondence of the Zoological Society of London 1830-31 (pt 1); ref. 4944] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. No types known. •Valid as Belone platyura Bennett 1832 -- (Mees 1962:57 [ref. 13277], Allen 1997:64 [ref. 23977]). •Synonym of Platybelone argulus (Lesueur 1821) -- (Collette & Berry 1965:391 [ref. 13367], Collette & Parin in Whitehead et al. 1986:607 [ref. 13676], Pequeño 1989:50 [ref. 14125], Randall et al. 1990:58 [ref. 15987], Myers 1999:74 [ref. 23965]). •Synonym of Platybelone argalus (Lesueur 1821), but a valid subspecies platyura -- (Parin 1967:13 [ref. 10272], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:78 [ref. 6441], Winterbottom et al. 1989:15 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1997:58 [ref. 25919], Collette 1999:2155 [ref. 24785], Randall 1999:8 [ref. 25829], Collette in Randall & Lim 2000:599 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:563 [ref. 25086], Randall & Earle 2000:9 [ref. 25806], Nakabo 2002:563 [ref. 26001], Collette 2003:4, 16 [ref. 27306], Myers & Donaldson 2003:615 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:9 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3317 [ref. 27945], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:5 [ref. 33988], Koeda et al. 2016:14 [ref. 35333]). •Valid as Platybelone platyura (Bennett 1832) -- (Allen & Swainston 1988:40 [ref. 25477], Allen & Adrim 2003:26 [ref. 26830], Fricke et al. 2009:31 [ref. 30213], Fricke et al. 2011:371 [ref. 31242], Eagderi et al. 2019:21 [ref. 37020]). Current status: Valid as Platybelone platyura (Bennett 1832). Belonidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Persian Gulf, Seychelles, Comores and Mascarenes east to Hawaiian Islands, Easter Island and Sala-y-Gomez Ridge, north to east of central Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Kimberleys (Western Australia), Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia, Kermadec Islands and Rapa. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.