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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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polota, Coius Hamilton [F.] 1822:95, 370, Pl. 38 (fig. 31) [An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges; ref. 2031] Ganges River estuaries, India. No types known. Hamilton's original illustration reproduced by Britz 2019:Pl. 55 [ref. 37532]. •Treated as a synonym of Datnioides quadrifasciatus (Sevastianov 1809) by Roberts 1989:165 [ref. 6439], and as a synonym of Coius quadrifasciatus (Sevastianov 1809) by Roberts & Kottelat 1994:258 [ref. 21569] and Ataur Rahman 2003:351 [ref. 31338], but quadrifasciatus is apparently not available and polota would be valid as Coius polota. •Valid as Datnoides [sic] polota (Hamilton 1822) -- (Ataur Rahman 1989:325 [ref. 24860]). •Valid as Datnioides polata (Hamilton1822) -- (Allen et al. 2008:119 [ref. 30265], Kottelat 2013:344 [ref. 32989], Sulaiman et al. 2018:45 [ref. 35802], Suresh et al. 2018:232 [ref. 36495], Ng et al. 2019:538 [ref. 36606]). Current status: Valid as Datnioides polota (Hamilton 1822). Lobotidae. Distribution: South and Southeast Asia. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.