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nigra, Stigmatophora Kaup [J. J.] 1856:53 [Catalogue of lophobranchiate fish in the collection of the British Museum; ref. 2575] Tasmania, Australia. Syntypes: MNHN 0000-6055 (2, 1 lost). Type catalog: Bertin & Estève 1950:49-50 [ref. 19576]. Appeared as Stigmatopora niger as name only and not available in Kaup 1853:233 [ref. 2569]; in Stigmatophora as above. Original genus should have been Stigmatopora. •Valid as Stigmatopora nigra Kaup 1856 -- (Dawson 1982:588 [ref. 5443], Dawson 1980:288 [ref. 21122], Dawson 1985:178 [ref. 6541], Paxton et al. 1989:430 [ref. 12442], Paulin & Roberts 1992:62 [ref. 24625], Kuiter 1993:94 [ref. 23929], Gomon et al. 1994:469 [ref. 22532], Kuiter 1997:76 [ref. 25488], Johnson 1999:726 [ref. 25471], Hutchins 2001:27 [ref. 25847], Paxton et al. 2006:842 [ref. 29073], Browne & Smith 2007:5 [ref. 29428], Kuiter 2008:475 [ref. 30642], Kuiter 2009:288 [ref. 30404], Stewart 2015:102 [ref. 34254], Hamilton et al. 2016:Supplement 3 [ref. 35615], Hoschke et al. 2019:155 [ref. 36626]). Current status: Valid as Stigmatopora nigra Kaup 1856. Syngnathidae: Syngnathinae. Distribution: Southeastern Indian Ocean, southwestern Pacific: southern Australia, north to Port Denison (Western Australia) and Mooloolaba (Queensland); North Island to Marlborough Sounds and Chatham Islands (New Zealand). Habitat: brackish, marine.