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melanosoma, Eleotris Bleeker [P.] 1853:705 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch IndiĆ« v. 3 (no. 5); ref. 16833] Wahai, western Sumatra, Indonesia, in sea. Syntypes: (4) RMNH 4815 (some of 16). •Valid as Eleotris melanosoma Bleeker 1853 -- (Akihito in Masuda et al. 1984:240 [ref. 6441], Maugé 1986:393 [ref. 6218], Hoese 1986:809 [ref. 5670], Roberts 1989:166 [ref. 6439], Kawanabe & Mizuno 1989:553 [ref. 25598], Zheng 1989:337 [ref. 21202], Allen & Coates 1990:96 [ref. 25561], Allen 1991:156 [ref. 21090], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:977 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:134 [ref. 23448], Skelton 1993:361 [ref. 24071], Zhu 1995:174 [ref. 25213], Miller 1998:289 [ref. 24950], Johnson 1999:750 [ref. 25471], Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:637 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1150 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:60 [ref. 25191], Kottelat 2001:60 [ref. 25482], Larson & Murdy 2001:3577 [ref. 26293], Sakai et al. 2001:107 [ref. 25693], Skelton 2001:361 [ref. 27406], Nakabo 2002:1150 [ref. 26193], Myers & Donaldson 2003:641 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:29 [ref. 27624], Tan & Lim 2004:110 [ref. 27716], Larson & Pidgeon 2004:197 [ref. 28107], Parenti & Lim 2005:194 [ref. 28285], Hoese 2006:1600 [ref. 28998], Larson et al. 2008:138 [ref. 29532], Allen et al. 2008:152 [ref. 30265], Schliewen 2011:209 [ref. 31738], Kottelat 2013:392 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2014:156 [ref. 33932], Miesen et al. 2016:92 [ref. 34492], Zhang et al. 2016:198 [ref. 34477], Mennesson et al. 2016:498, 503 [reg. 34867], Prokofiev 2016:636 [ref. 35020], Pusey et al. 2017:85 [ref. 35250], Mennesson & Keith 2017:214 [ref. 35460], Fricke et al. 2018:319 [ref. 35805], Mennesson et al. 2018:11 [ref. 36105], Suresh et al. 2018:280 [ref. 36495]). Current status: Valid as Eleotris melanosoma Bleeker 1853. Eleotridae: Eleotrinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and Madagascar east to Society Islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.