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coila, Malapterurus Hamilton [F.] 1822:158, 375 [An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges; ref. 2031] Bengal. No types known. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:356 [ref. 29155]. Hamilton's original, unpublished illustration reproduced by Britz 2019:Pl. 88 [ref. 37532]. •Valid as Ailia coila (Hamilton 1822) -- (Shrestha 1978:39 [ref. 15970], Burgess 1989:98 [ref. 12860], Ataur Rahman 1989:180 [ref. 24860], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:593 [ref. 20764], Sen 1995:567 [ref. 23778], Menon 1999:221 [ref. 24904], Rafique 2000:326 [ref. 25220], Karmakar 2000:32 [ref. 25662], Mirza 2003:20 [ref. 27265], Ataur Rahman 2003:200 [ref. 31338], Diogo et al. 2004:104 [ref. 27670], Jayaram 2006:118 [ref. 28762], Ferraris 2007:356 [ref. 29155], Shrestha 2008:156 [ref. 29923], Ahmed et al. 2013:286 [ref. 32872], Gurung et al. 2013:4884 [ref. 32969], Suresh et al. 2018:126 [ref. 36495]). Current status: Valid as Ailia coila (Hamilton 1822). Ailiidae. Distribution: South central Asia: Pakistan, India, Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh. Habitat: freshwater.