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puta, Therapon Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829:148 [Le Règne Animal (Edition 2) v. 2; ref. 995] Visakhapatnam, India. Holotype: Not known. Cuvier's 1829:148 specimens: MNHN 0000-7930 (1) Mahé, A-5421 (1) Puducherry, 0000-7932 (1) Puducherry. Type catalog: Bauchot & Desoutter 1987:89 [ref. 12478]. Original genus should have been spelled Terapon. Specimen on which Russell 1803, pl. 126. •Valid as Therapon puta Cuvier 1829 -- (Dor 1984:108 [ref. 29757]). •Valid as Terapon puta Cuvier 1829 -- (Vari 1978:262 [ref. 4514], Ben-Tuvia in Whitehead et al. 1986:799 [ref. 13676], Allen & Swainston 1988:62 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:537 [ref. 12442], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:811 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:108 [ref. 23448], Goren & Dor 1994:29 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:152 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:250 [ref. 27969], Larson & Williams 1997:356 [ref. 23967], Allen 1997:98 [ref. 23977], Carpenter et al. 1997:149 [ref. 23922], Golani 1998:97 [ref. 27567], Mishra et al. 1999:85 [ref. 25315], Vari in Randall & Lim 2000:612 [ref. 25122], Iwatsuki et al. 2000:98 [ref. 26368], Hutchins 2001:31 [ref. 25847], Vari 2001:3315 [ref. 26126], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S105 [ref. 27377], Mishra & Krishnan 2003:27 [ref. 27712], Allen et al. 2006:1342 [ref. 29004], Satapoomin 2009:197 [ref. 30463], Davis et al. 2012:1173 [ref. 32013], Larson et al. 2013:163 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:371 [ref. 32989], Yoshida et al. 2013:169 [ref. 34464], Psomadakis et al. 2015:204 [ref. 34104], Satapoomin in Kimura et al. 2015:72 [ref. 34319], Ali et al. 2018:319 [ref. 36183], Bogorodsky & Randall 2018:[20] 258 [ref. 36492], Fricke et al. 2018:245 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:70 [ref. 36273], Jawad et al. 2018:105 [ref. 36262], Suresh et al. 2018:271 [ref. 36495]). Current status: Valid as Terapon puta Cuvier 1829. Terapontidae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Madagascar and Persian Gulf east to Philippines, south to Western Australia and Queensland (Australia); Mediterranean Sea (Red Sea immigrant). Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.