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alba, Muraena Zuiew [B.] 1793:299, Pl. 7 (fig. 2) [Nova Acta Academiae Scientiarum Imperialis Petropolitanae v. 7 (for 1789); ref. 17717] No locality stated [Suriname]. Syntypes: ZIL uncat. (Dhalberg Collection, whereabouts unknown). Originally from Suriname, not Asia of authors (per comm. Tyson R. Roberts, Oct. 20, 2014). •Valid as Fluta alba (Zuiew 1793) -- (Okada 1961:718 [ref. 6363]). •Valid as Monopterus albus (Zuiew 1793) -- (Berg 1949:1008 [ref. 20662], Rosen & Greenwood 1976:57 [ref. 7094], Matsuura in Masuda et al. 1984:366 [ref. 6441], Wang 1984:89 [ref. 22951], Liang in Kuang et al. 1986:213 [ref. 26639], Paxton et al. 1989:436 [ref. 12442], Roberts 1989:183 [ref. 6439], Kawanabe & Mizuno 1989:676 [ref. 25598], Zheng 1989:302 [ref. 21202], Lim et al. 1990:49 [ref. 16753], Yang 1991:200 [ref. 13585], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:778 [ref. 20764], Liu in Pan et al. 1991:357 [ref. 23876], Roberts 1993:45 [ref. 21799], Kottelat et al. 1993:101 [ref. 23448], Zhuo in Ding 1994:500 [ref. 21531], Yang & Chen 1995:109 [ref. 23555], Kottelat & Lim 1995:245 [ref. 23210], Zhu 1995:168 [ref. 25213], Rainboth 1996:177 [ref. 22772], Cheng & Zhou 1997:246 [ref. 26385], Kim 1997:396 [ref. 24032], Vu & Nguyen 1997:27 [ref. 26438], Bailey & Gans 1998:6 [ref. 23296], Kottelat 1998:108 [ref. 23436], Yang in Chen 1998:320 [ref. 23556], Menon 1999:279 [ref. 24904], Ng & Tan 1999:363 [ref. 24159], Fuller et al. 1999:337 [ref. 25838], Nakabo 2000:511 [ref. 25086], Freyhof et al. 2000:96 [ref. 25184], Karmakar 2000:34 [ref. 25662], Matsuura et al. 2000:201 [ref. 26000], Tang et al. 2001:15 [ref. 25373], Kottelat 2001:58 [ref. 25482], Doi et al. 2001:16 [ref. 25691], Sakai et al. 2001:92 [ref. 25693], Kottelat 2001:146 [ref. 25780], Kim & Park 2002:318 [ref. 25913], Allen et al. 2002:173 [ref. 25930], Nakabo 2002:511 [ref. 26001], Youn 2002:237, 557 [ref. 26218], Gopi 2002:139 [ref. 27553], Tan & Lim 2004:110 [ref. 27716], Nelson et al. 2004:113 [ref. 27807], Grinang & Lim 2004:291 [ref. 28551], Kottelat & Widjanarti 2005:164 [ref. 28284], Mundy 2005:323 [ref. 28379], Hoese & Gates 2006:860 [ref. 28997], Scharpf 2007:36 [ref. 30398], Page & Burr 2011:466 [ref. 31215], Page et al. 2013:115 [ref. 32708], Miesen et al. 2016:88 [ref. 34492], Zhang et al. 2016:192 [ref. 34477]). Current status: Valid as Monopterus albus (Zuiew 1793). Synbranchidae. Distribution: Asia; introduced elsewhere. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.