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deraniyagalai, Bascanichthys Menon [A. G. K.] 1961:13, Fig. 1 [Journal of the Zoological Society of India v. 13 (no. 1) (for Mar. 1961); ref. 9366] Mouth of Arasalar River, Karaikkal, Tanjore, Coromandel Coast, Madras State, India. Holotype: ZSI F1964/2. Paratypes: ZSI F1965/2 (4). Type catalog: Menon & Yazdani 1968:134 [ref. 20743]. See Das 2003:350 [ref. 27706] as Basicaichthys. •Valid as Bascanichthys deraniyagalai Menon 1961 -- (Talwar & Jhingran 1991:83 [ref. 20764], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S95 [ref. 27377], Mohapatra et al. 2019:1359 [ref. 36654]). Current status: Valid as Bascanichthys deraniyagalai Menon 1961. Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Northern Indian Ocean: India. Habitat: brackish, marine.