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schlegeli, Syngnathus Kaup [J. J.] 1853:232 [Archiv für Naturgeschichte v. 19 (pt. 1); ref. 2569] Japan and China. Holotype (unique): RMNH. Non-type specimens: BMNH (1), MNHN 0000-6110 (2) China. Type catalog: Bertin & Estève 1950:47 [ref. 19576]. Appeared in 1953, not 2575:46, 75. The original description states that the description of the original specimen was a specimen belonging to the Leiden Museum. Schlegel says he has seen dried Chinese examples, and these are regarded as additional non-type material (Eddy Derijst and James Maclaine assisted WNE in this interpretation). •Valid as Syngnathus schlegeli Kaup 1853 -- (Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:87 [ref. 6441], Dawson 1985:189 [ref. 6541], Kim 1997:394 [ref. 24032], Nakabo 2000:523 [ref. 25086], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:604 [ref. 25122], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:57 [ref. 25480], Shimizu 2001:24 [ref. 25799], Kim & Park 2002:316 [ref. 25913], Nakabo 2002:523 [ref. 26001], Choi et al. 2003:233, 555 [ref. 26218], Hagiwara 2003:37 [ref. 27188], Kuiter 2009:252 [ref. 30404], Kottelat 2013:307 [ref. 32989], Parin et al. 2014:209 [ref. 33547] dated 1856, Hamilton et al. 2016:Supplement 3 [ref. 35615], Dyldin & Orlov 2017:59 [ref. 35138], Matsunuma 2017:395 [ref. 35141]). Current status: Valid as Syngnathus schlegeli Kaup 1853. Syngnathidae: Syngnathinae. Distribution: Western North Pacific: China to southern Japan. Habitat: brackish, marine.