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splendens, Equula Cuvier [G.] 1829:212 [Le R├Ęgne Animal (Edition 2) v. 2; ref. 995] Chennai, India [original locality: Vizagapatam, India]. Neotype: RMNH 1441. Type catalog: Bauchot & Desoutter 1989:34 [ref. 15502]. Available from footnote as, "Eq. splendens, N., Russel, 61" [Russell 1803, v. 1:48, Pl. 61]. Lectotype selected by Fricke 1999:262 [ref. 24106] as the specimen shown in Russell's Pl. 61; Kimura et al. 2005:289 [ref. 28424] designated RMNH 1441 as the neotype, contending the the figure could be either of two species. •Valid as Leiognathus splendens (Cuvier 1829) -- (Kyushin et al. 1982:130 [ref. 19754], Dor 1984:136 [ref. 29757], Uyeno & Yabumoto in Masuda et al. 1984:159 [ref. 6441], Jones 1985:599 [ref. 21842], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:832 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:111 [ref. 23448], Goren & Dor 1994:36 [ref. 25356], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:349 [ref. 27969], Larson & Williams 1997:359 [ref. 23967], Fricke 1999:262 [ref. 24106], Mishra & Srinivasan 1999:247 [ref. 24754], Mishra et al. 1999:86 [ref. 25315], Nakabo 2000:811 [ref. 25086], Woodland in Randall & Lim 2000:617 [ref. 25122], Bijukumar & Sushama 2000:186 [ref. 25703], Kimura & Peristiwady in Matsuura & Peristiwady 2000:227 [ref. 27511], Sakai et al. 2001:97 [ref. 25693], Hutchins 2001:33 [ref. 25847], Woodland et al. 2001:2815 [ref. 26095], Nakabo 2002:811 [ref. 26001], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S108 [ref. 27377], Kimura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:84 [ref. 27510], Mishra & Krishnan 2003:33 [ref. 27712], Ikejima et al. 2004:908 [ref. 27755], Sparks & Dunlap 2004:7 [ref. 27928], Randall 2005:240 [ref. 28239], Kimura et al. 2005:285 [ref. 28424], Hoese & Bray 2006:1181 [ref. 29000]). •Valid as Eubleekeria splendens (Cuvier 1829) -- (Chakrabarty et al. 2009:152 [ref. 30295] but as Equulites splendens in key on p. 149). •Valid as Eubleekeria splendens (Cuvier 1829) -- (Kimura et al. 2008:202 [ref. 30867], Chakrabarty & Sparks 2008:6 [ref. 29788], Chakrabarty et al. 2008:152 [ref. 32414], Chakrabarty et al. 2010:112 [ref. 31090], Abraham et al. 2011:3 [ref. 31311], Larson et al. 2013:127 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:338 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2014:84 [ref. 33932], Miesen et al. 2016:89 [ref. 34492], Motomura et al. 2017:123 [ref. 35490], Ali et al. 2018:324 [ref. 36183], Fricke et al. 2018:190 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:88 [ref. 36273], Eagderi et al. 2019:76 [ref. 37020], Fricke et al. 2019:149 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Eubleekeria splendens (Cuvier 1829). Leiognathidae: Gazzinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Persian Gulf, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Philippines and Fiji, north to Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan, south to Kimberleys (Western Australia), Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia. Habitat: brackish, marine.