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fosteri, Cheimarrichthys Haast [J. F. J. von] 1874:103, Pl. 18 (fig. 38a) [Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute v. 6 (for 1873) (art. 20); ref. 2026] Otira River, Westland, New Zealand. Syntypes: CMC F79 (3). Type catalog: Freeman & Tunnicliffe 1997:9 [ref. 22860]. Also appeared as new in Haast 1875:428 [ref. 31431]. Misspelled forsteri in some early literature. Named for Mrs. J. C. Foster, so the specific name should be fosterae. •Valid as Cheimarrichthys fosterae Haast 1874 -- (McDowall 1973:208 [ref. 24630] as fosteri, Paulin et al. 1989:218 [ref. 24556] as fosteri, McDowall 2000:119 [ref. 24591] as fosteri, McDowall & Struthers 2015:1465 [ref. 34293] as fosteri). Current status: Valid as Cheimarrichthys fosterae Haast 1874. Cheimarrichthyidae. Distribution: New Zealand. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.