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buchanani, Mugil Bleeker [P.] 1853:99 [Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen. v. 25 (art. 8); ref. 341] Hooghly River, Calcutta, India. Holotype (unique): RMNH 6383. Hoese & Bray 2006:684 [ref. 29000]. The name malabarica has not been used since the early 1800's. •Valid as Valamugil buchanani (Bleeker 1853) -- (Yoshino & Senou in Masuda et al. 1984:120 [ref. 6441], Smith & Smith 1986:719 [ref. 5717], Allen & Swainston 1988:110 [ref. 25477], Allen 1991:148 [ref. 21090], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:901 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:125 [ref. 23448], Krishnan & Mishra 1993:230 [ref. 24016], Thomson 1997:500 [ref. 23428], Allen 1997:176 [ref. 23977], Larson & Williams 1997:364 [ref. 23967], Fricke 1999:361 [ref. 24106], Harrison & Senou 1999:2102 [ref. 24780], Hutchins 2001:38 [ref. 25847], Seegers et al. 2003:46 [ref. 28087], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:369 [ref. 28072], Hoese & Bray 2006:684 [ref. 29000], Allen et al. 2008:83 [ref. 30265], Larson et al. 2013:58 [ref. 32988]). •Synonym of Moolgarda cunnesius (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Randall 1995:237 [ref. 22896]). •Synonym of Moolgarda pedaraki (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Senou in Randall & Lim 2000:625 [ref. 25122]). •Possibly a synonym of Valamugil pedaraki (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Carpenter et al. 1997:205 [ref. 23922]). •Valid as Moolgarda buchanani (Bleeker 1853) -- (Fricke et al. 2011:369 [ref. 31242], Fricke et al. 2014:36 [ref. 33932], Shen & Durand 2016:78 [ref 35591], Durand & Whitfield 2016:107 [ref. 35590] with author as Bleeker 1853, Fricke et al. 2018:94 [ref. 35805]). •Synonym of Moolgarda malabarca (Shaw 1804) -- (Kottelat 2013:279 [ref. 32989]). •Valid as Crenimugil buchanani (Bleeker 1853) -- (Durand & Borsa 2015:268 [ref. 34115], Durand 2016:30 [ref. 35589]). Current status: Valid as Crenimugil buchanani (Bleeker 1853). Mugilidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa east to Melanesia and Micronesia; shallow coastal waters and estuaries and entering creeks and rivers. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.