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sinensis, Bostrychus Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1801:140, 141 [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 3; ref. 2710] China. No types preserved. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:49 [ref. 19958]. Based on a Chinese drawing received via The Netherlands. Figured on Pl. 14 (fig. 2) of Lacepède 1800 [ref. 2709] but with vernacular name. Also appeared in Sonnini 1803:159,160 (vol. 8) [ref. 30473]. •Valid as Bostrichthys sinensis (Lacepède 1801) -- (Wu & Ni in Kuang et al. 1986:260 [ref. 26639], Allen & Swainston 1988:138 [ref. 25477], Zheng 1989:339 [ref. 21202], Wu in Pan et al. 1991:423 [ref. 23876], Zhu 1995:176 [ref. 25213], Allen 1997:222 [ref. 23977]). •Valid as Bostrychus sinensis Lacepède 1801 -- (Akihito in Masuda et al. 1984:239 [ref. 6441], Kawanabe & Mizuno 1989:549 [ref. 25598], Kottelat et al. 1993:133 [ref. 23448], Larson & Williams 1997:370 [ref. 23967], Rainboth 1996:194 [ref. 22772], Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:636 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1149 [ref. 25182], Larson & Murdy 2001:3577 [ref. 26293], Kottelat 2001:60 [ref. 25482], Sakai et al. 2001:106 [ref. 25693], Hutchins 2001:44 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:1149 [ref. 26193], Hoese & Kottelat 2005:185 [ref. 28262], Hoese 2006:1597 [ref. 28998], Larson et al. 2008:136 [ref. 29532], Larson 2008:149 [ref. 30001], Larson et al. 2013:185 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:389 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2014:155 [ref. 33932], Zhang et al. 2016:198 [ref. 34477], Shibukawa in Kimura et al. 2018:251 [ref. 36460]). Current status: Valid as Bostrychus sinensis Lacepède 1801. Eleotridae: Butinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: India east to Philippines, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia; also adjacent estuaries and freshwater. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.