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taeniopterus, Cottus Kner [R.] 1868:28 [Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 58 (nos 1-2); ref. 6074] Decastris Bay near Amur River mouth, northeastern Asia. Holotype (unique): NMW 11612. Appeared in more detail in Kner 1868:310 [p. 18 of separate], Pl. 4 (fig. 10) [ref. 2646]. •Synonym of Myoxocephalus platycephalus (Pallas 1814), but a valid subspecies -- (Berg 1949:1128 [ref. 20662], Zhu 1995:189 [ref. 25213]). •Synonym of Megalocottus platycephalus (Pallas 1814), but a valid subspecies -- (Neelov 1979:130 [ref. 3152], Lindberg & Krasyukova 1987:212 [ref. 15964], Nikiforov et al. 1997:330 [ref. 24694], Reshetnikov et al. 1997:759 [ref. 24702], Sideleva 1998:153 [ref. 23595], Sokolovskaya et al. 1998:9 [ref. 24670], Bogutskaya & Naseka 2004:190 [ref. 28183]). •Synonym of Megalocottus platycephalus (Pallas 1814) -- (Mecklenburg et al. 2002:475 [ref. 25968], Parin et al. 2002:S79 [ref. 28300], Mecklenburg et al. 2016:73 [ref. 34440]). •Valid as Megalocottus taeniopterus (Kner 1868) -- (Bogutskaya et al. 2008:352 [ref. 30085], Parin et al. 2014:258 [ref. 33547], Dyldin & Orlov 2017:64 [ref. 35138]). Current status: Valid as Megalocottus taeniopterus (Kner 1868). Cottidae. Distribution: Asia/western North Pacific. Habitat: marine.