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amblycephalus, Umbrina Bleeker [P.] 1855:412 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch IndiĆ« v. 8 (no. 3); ref. 350] Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Syntypes: RMNH 8289 (2). •Wrongly considered a synonym of Johnius dussumieri (Valenciennes 1833) -- (Talwar 1995:94 [ref. 25194]). •Valid as Johnius amblycephalus (Bleeker 1855) -- (Trewavas 1977:426 [ref. 4459], Heemstra 1986:618 [ref. 5660] as amblycephala, Allen & Swainston 1988:92 [ref. 25477], Sasaki 1994:65 [ref. 22159], Sasaki 1996:90 [ref. 22156], Allen 1997:144 [ref. 23977], Sasaki in Randall & Lim 2000:621 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:867 [ref. 25182], Matsuura & Peristiwady in Matsuura & Peristiwady 2000:258 [ref. 27511], Hutchins 2001:35 [ref. 25847], Sasaki 2001:3139 [ref. 26108], Nakabo 2002:867 [ref. 26193], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S110 [ref. 27377], Bray et al. 2006:1259 [ref. 29091], Motomura 2009:171 [ref. 30446], Iwatsuki et al. 2012:154 [ef. 31962], Larson et al. 2013:148 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:358 [ref. 32989], Yoshida et al. 2013:155 [ref. 34464], Psomadakis et al. 2015:274 [ref. 34104], Motomura et al. 2017:159 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:223 [ref. 35805], Suresh et al. 2018:252 [ref. 36495], Chao et al. 2019:266 [ref. 36884], Eagderi et al. 2019:101 [ref. 37020]). Current status: Valid as Johnius amblycephalus (Bleeker 1855). Sciaenidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Persian Gulf and Madagascar east to China, south to northwestern Australia. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.