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nematophthalmus, Platycephalus Günther [A.] 1860:184 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 2; ref. 1963] Victoria River and Port Essington, Australia. Syntypes: BMNH 1855.9.19.96 (1), 1858.12.27.28 (1, stuffed). •Valid as Papilloculiceps nematophthalmus (Günther 1860) -- (Allen 1997:80 [ref. 23977], Larson & Williams 1997:353 [ref. 23967]). •Valid as Cymbacephalus nematophthalmus (Günther 1860) -- (Allen & Swainston 1988:52 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:466 [ref. 12442], Imamura 1996:204 [ref. 22700], Knapp 1999:2396 [ref. 24807], Johnson 1999:728 [ref. 25471], Knapp in Randall & Lim 2000:607 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:28 [ref. 25847], Allen & Adrim 2003:30 [ref. 26830], Paxton et al. 2006:935 [ref. 29079], Fricke et al. 2011:382 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:255 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:89 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:317 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2014:56 [ref. 33932], Imamura in Kimura et al. 2015:31 [ref. 34319], Motomura et al. 2017:72 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2019:107 [ref. 36673], Imamura 2020:[4] [ref. 37798]). Current status: Valid as Cymbacephalus nematophthalmus (Günther 1860). Platycephalidae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Malaysia and Indonesia east to Philippines and New Ireland (Papua New Guinea), south to Shark Bay (Western Australia) and northern New South Wales (Australia). Habitat: brackish, marine.