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abu, Mugil Heckel [J. J.] 1843:1097 [107] [Ichthyologie [von Syrien]. In Russegger v. 1 (pt 2); ref. 2066] Tigris River, near Mosul, Iraq. Syntypes: NMW 9224-30 (7), 67868 (2). On p. 107 of separate [ref. 2067]. •Valid as Chelon abu (Heckel 1843) -- (Randall 1995:234 [ref. 22896]). •Valid as Liza abu (Heckel 1843) -- (Talwar & Jhingran 1991:891 [ref. 20764], Coad 1991:22 [ref. 15702], Coad 1995:28 [ref. 23608], Coad 1996:71 [ref. 25297], Thomson 1997:513 [ref. 23428], Carpenter et al. 1997:202 [ref. 23922], Coad 1998:103 [ref. 23869], Ünlü et al. 2000:27 [ref. 24525], Rafique 2000:327 [ref. 25220], Fricke et al. 2007:67 [ref. 29533], Esmaeili et al. 2010:374 [ref. 33391]). •Valid as Planiliza abu (Heckel 1843) -- (Jouladeh-Roudbar et al. 2015:892 [ref. 34062], Durand & Borsa 2015:268 [ref. 34115], Çiçek et al. 2015:151 [ref. 35151], Durand 2016:34 [ref. 35589], Esmaeili et al. 2017:87 [ref. 35254], Esmaeili et al. 2018:69 [ref. 36089]). Current status: Valid as Planiliza abu (Heckel 1843). Mugilidae. Distribution: Euphrates and Tigris River drainages: Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.