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butis, Cheilodipterus Hamilton [F.] 1822:57, 367 [An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges; ref. 2031] Ganges River, below Calcutta, India. No types known. •Valid as Butis butis (Hamilton 1822) -- (Roberts 1978:65 [ref. 8886], Maugé 1986:390 [ref. 6218], Hoese 1986:808 [ref. 5670], Wu & Ni in Kuang et al. 1986:269 [ref. 26639], Ataur Rahman 1989:289 [ref. 24860], Zheng 1989:338 [ref. 21202], Pethiyagoda 1991:238 [ref. 20075], Allen 1991:154 [ref. 21090], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:973 [ref. 20764], Wu in Pan et al. 1991:439 [ref. 23876], Kottelat et al. 1993:133 [ref. 23448], Larson & Hoese in McDowall 1996:207 [ref. 22909], Rainboth 1996:194 [ref. 22772], Larson & Williams 1997:370 [ref. 23967], Reinthal & Stiassny 1997:354 [ref. 22780], Fricke 1999:494 [ref. 24106], Johnson 1999:750 [ref. 25471], Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:636 [ref. 25122], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:253 [ref. 25480], Allen et al. 2000:139 [ref. 27467], Hutchins 2001:44 [ref. 25847], Larson & Murdy 2001:3577 [ref. 26293], Allen et al. 2002:318 [ref. 25930], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:174 [ref. 27510], Ataur Rahman 2003:315 [ref. 31338], Hoese 2006:1598 [ref. 28998], Larson et al. 2008:136 [ref. 29532], Allen et al. 2008:150 [ref. 30265], Fricke et al. 2009:98 [ref. 30213], Shibukawa 2009:256 [ref. 30449], Kottelat 2013:390 [ref. 32989], Yoshida et al. 2013:187 [ref. 34464], Huang et al. 2014:107 [ref. 33161], Miesen et al. 2016:92 [ref. 34492], Prokofiev 2016:636 [ref. 35020], Pusey et al. 2017:85 [ref. 35250], Fricke et al. 2018:317 [ref. 35805], Shibukawa in Kimura et al. 2018:252 [ref. 36460], Suresh et al. 2018:278 [ref. 36495]). Current status: Valid as Butis butis (Hamilton 1822). Eleotridae: Butinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East and South Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to New Guinea, north to northern Vietnam and southern China, south to northern Australia. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.