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argus, Ophicephalus Cantor [T. E.] 1842:484 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (New Series) v. 9 (nos 58, 59, 60); ref. 17344] Chusan Island, China. Syntypes: BMNH 1843.7.21.3 (1), 1843.7.21.11-12 (9) Syntypes from James Maclaine, personal communication 12/6/2017. •Valid as Ophicephalus argus Cantor 1842 -- (Berg 1949:1005 [ref. 20662], Okada 1961:747 [ref. 6363], Wang 1984:96 [ref. 22951] with genus as Ophiocephalus, Cheng & Zhou 1997:402 [ref. 26385], Wang et al. 2001:210 [ref. 26566] with genus as Ophiocephalus). •Valid as Channa argus (Cantor 1842) -- (Uyeno & Arai in Masuda et al. 1984:122 [ref. 6441], Kawanabe & Mizuno 1989:470 [ref. 25598], Vierke 1991:20 [ref. 16625], Zhong in Pan et al. 1991:511 [ref. 23876], Zhuo in Ding 1994:536 [ref. 21531], Yang & Chen 1995:117 [ref. 23555], Zhu 1995:186 [ref. 25213], Bogutskaya & Naseka 1996:56 [ref. 22798] with subspecies, Kim 1997:487 [ref. 24032] as arga, Reshetnikov et al. 1997:757 [ref. 24702], Yang in Chen 1998:329 [ref. 23556], Reshetnikov 1998:148 [ref. 23570], Sato et al. 1998:44 [ref. 24972], Musikasinthorn 2000:31 [ref. 24480], Nakabo 2000:1353 [ref. 25182], Matsuura et al. 2000:248 [ref. 26000], Tang et al. 2001:15 [ref. 25373], Bogutskaya et al. 2001:48 [ref. 26178], Kim & Park 2002:407 [ref. 25913], Nakabo 2002:1353 [ref. 26193], Choi et al. 2003:426, 679 [ref. 26218], Courtenay et al. 2004:4 [ref. 27561], Courtenay & Williams 2004:45 [ref. 27545], Bogutskaya & Naseka 2004:239 [ref. 28183], Bogutskaya et al. 2008:354 [ref. 30085], Scharpf 2009:14 [ref. 30400], Page & Burr 2011:616 [ref. 31215], Page et al. 2013:184 [ref. 32708], Parin et al. 2014:521 [ref. 33547], Zhang et al. 2016:209 [ref. 34477], Rüber et al. 2019:[3] [ref. 36913], Zhang et al. 2019:533[ref. 36699]). Current status: Valid as Channa argus (Cantor 1842). Channidae. Distribution: East Asia: China, Korea and Russia; introduced elsewhere, including Maryland, U.S.A. Habitat: freshwater.