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boaja, Syngnathus Bleeker [P.] 1850:16 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch IndiĆ« v. 1 (no. 1); ref. 16884] Bandjarmasin, Borneo, Indonesia. Holotype: SMNS 24578 (lost). Bleeker specimens: BMNH 1867.11.28.343 (1), SMNS 10640 (1), MNHN 0000-6057 (1), NMV A851 (1), RMNH 7241 (4), ZMA 115986 (1). Type catalog: Fricke 1991:21 [ref. 13474], Fricke 2005:62 [ref. 29864]. Holotype treated by Eschneyer; locality questioned. •Valid as Microphis boaja (Bleeker 1850) -- (Mohsin & Ambak 1996:184 [ref. 27969]). •Valid as Doryichthys boaja (Bleeker 1850) -- (Dawson 1981:12 [ref. 5527], Dawson 1985:55 [ref. 6541], Roberts 1989:159 [ref. 6439], Kottelat et al. 1993:98 [ref. 23448], Kottelat & Lim 1995:244 [ref. 23210], Rainboth 1996:175 [ref. 22772], Paulus 1999:2270 [ref. 24794], Freyhof et al. 2000:96 [ref. 25184], Kottelat 2001:146 [ref. 25780], Kottelat & Widjanarti 2005:163 [ref. 28284], Kuiter 2009:281 [ref. 30404], Kottelat 2013:302 [ref. 32989], Miesen et al. 2016:87 [ref. 34492], Hamilton et al. 2016:Supplement 4 [ref. 35615]). Current status: Valid as Doryichthys boaja (Bleeker 1850). Syngnathidae: Nerophinae. Distribution: Southeastern Asia: Thailand to Vietnam, Indonesia. Habitat: freshwater.