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chuna, Trichopodus Hamilton [F.] 1822:121, 372 [An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges; ref. 2031] Ganges River, India. No types known. For nomenclatural comments see Derijst 1997:107 [ref. 23498] and Paepke 1997:185 [ref. 23729] who are in disagreement regarding the first reviser; both sota and chuna are regarded as the same species. •Synonym of Colisia sota (Hamilton 1822) -- (Derijst 1997:107 [ref. 23498]). •Synonym of Polyacanthus sota (Hamilton 1822) -- (Menon 1999:297 [ref. 24904]). •Valid as Colisa chuna (Hamilton 1822) -- (Banik & Choudhury 1996:580 [ref. 24736], Paepke 1997:185 [ref. 23729]). •Valid as Trichopodus chuna Hamilton 1822 -- (Schaller & Kottelat 1989:36 [ref. 13604]). •Valid as Trichogaster chuna (Hamilton 1822) -- (Ataur Rahman 2003:304 [ref. 31338]). Current status: Valid as Trichogaster chuna (Hamilton 1822). Osphronemidae: Trichogastrinae. Distribution: India and Bangladesh. Habitat: freshwater.