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commersonii, Ambassis Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1828:176, Pl. 25 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 2; ref. 997] Réunion, western Mascarenes; Puducherry, India; Mahé, India; Java, Indonesia. Syntypes: MHNG 148.04 (1); MNHN 0000-2955 (1) Java, A-5470 (3, dry) Réunion, 0000-9164 (4) Puducherry, 0000-9352 (1) Java. Type catalog: Bauchot & Desoutter 1987:70 [ref. 12478], Weber 1998:12 [ref. 23532]. Based on previous literature and specimens; perhaps can be regarded as a replacement name with the same types as Centropomis ambassis. Kottelat (2013) says 4 species are represented; need a lectotype designation. •Valid as Chanda commersonii (Cuvier 1828) -- (Dor 1984:94 [ref. 29757], Goren & Dor 1994:24 [ref. 25356]). •Synonym of Ambassis gymnocephalus (Lacepède 1802) -- (Maugé 1986:297 [ref. 6218], Fricke 1999:172 [ref. 24106] in part). •Valid as Ambassis commersonii Cuvier 1828 -- (Hayashi in Masuda et al. 1984:123 [ref. 6441] as commersoni, Pethiyagoda 1991:210 [ref. 20075] as commersoni, Talwar & Jhingran 1991:794 [ref. 20764] as commersoni, Indra 1993:188 [ref. 24009], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:219 [ref. 27969] as commersoni, Kuo & Shao 1999:401 [ref. 24297] as commersoni, Mishra et al. 1999:85 [ref. 25315] as commersoni, Nakabo 2000:681 [ref. 25086] as commersoni, Bijukumar & Sushama 2000:185 [ref. 25703] as commersoni, Sakai et al. 2001:93 [ref. 25693] as commersoni, Nakabo 2002:681 [ref. 26001] as commersoni, Narasimhaiah et al. 2016:69 [ref. 34975] as commersoni). •Synonym of Ambassis ambassis (Lacepède 1802) -- (Fricke 1999:172 [ref. 24106] in part, Anderson & Heemstra 2003:201 [ref. 27368], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S103 [ref. 27377], Kottelat 2013:319 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Ambassis ambassis (Lacepède 1802). Ambassidae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.