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fusca, Poecilia Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] (ex Forster) 1801:453 [M. E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae; ref. 471] Pacific islands [is Oriadea = Raiatea, Society Islands, French Polynesia, South Pacific]. No types known. Based on description in manuscript by Forster (Johann Reinhold Forster, 1729-1798, German explorer and naturalist of Cook's second voyage). Forster manuscript reproduced as Cobitis pacifica in Lichtenstein 1844:235-236 [ref. 17531]. •Valid as Eleotris fusca (Bloch & Schneider 1801) [sometimes authorship given as Forster] -- (Roberts 1978:65 [ref. 8886], Akihito in Masuda et al. 1984:240 [ref. 6441], Maugé 1986:392 [ref. 6218], Hoese 1986:809 [ref. 5670], Ataur Rahman 1989:287 [ref. 24860], Kawanabe & Mizuno 1989:554 [ref. 25598], Zheng 1989:334 [ref. 21202], Pethiyagoda 1991:240 [ref. 20075], Allen 1991:155 [ref. 21090], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:975 [ref. 20764], Wu in Pan et al. 1991:434 [ref. 23876], Allen et al. 1992:302 [ref. 21400], Skelton 1993:360 [ref. 24071], Roberts 1993:42 [ref. 21799], Kottelat et al. 1993:134 [ref. 23448], Zhu 1995:175 [ref. 25213], Rainboth 1996:195 [ref. 22772], Miller 1998:289 [ref. 24950], Marquet et al. 1999:43 [ref. 23934], Fricke 1999:494 [ref. 24106] with note on locality, Keith et al. 1999:104 [ref. 24548], Mishra et al. 1999:88 [ref. 25315], Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:637 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1150 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:60 [ref. 25191], Freyhof et al. 2000:97 [ref. 25184], Stiassny & Harrison 2000:150 [ref. 25252], Bijukumar & Sushama 2000:187 [ref. 25703], Kottelat 2001:60 [ref. 25482], Larson & Murdy 2001:3577 [ref. 26293], Sakai et al. 2001:107 [ref. 25693], Skelton 2001:360 [ref. 27406] with author as Schneider, Allen et al. 2002:319 [ref. 25930], Keith et al. 2002:120 [ref. 31473], Nakabo 2002:1150 [ref. 26193], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S117 [ref. 27377], Ataur Rahman 2003:312 [ref. 31338], Randall et al. 2004:29 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3330, 3338 [ref. 27945], Seegers et al. 2003:46 [ref. 28087], Larson & Pidgeon 2004:197 [ref. 28107], Hoese 2006:1599 [ref. 28998], Larson et al. 2008:138 [ref. 29532], Allen et al. 2008:151 [ref. 30265], Fricke et al. 2009:98 [ref. 30213], Yonezawa et al. 2010:253 [ref. 30902], Schliewen 2011:209 [ref. 31738], Maeda et al. 2011:257 [ref. 32003], Kottelat 2013:392 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2014:156 [ref. 33932], Miesen et al. 2016:92 [ref. 34492], Zhang et al. 2016:198 [ref. 34477], Mennesson et al. 2016:498, 503 [ref. 34867], Koeda et al. 2016:87 [ref. 35333], Pusey et al. 2017:85 [ref. 35250], Mennesson & Keith 2017:217 [ref. 35460], Guimarães-Costa et al. 2017:3 [ref. 35781], Mennesson et al. 2018:11 [ref. 36105], Suresh et al. 2018:279 [ref. 36495], Arndt & Fricke 2019:15 [ref. 36883], Fricke et al. 2019:268 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:95 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Eleotris fusca (Bloch & Schneider 1801). Eleotridae: Eleotrinae. Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa, Socotra and Mascarenes east to Gambier Islands and Marquesas Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia and Rapa. Western Indian Ocean populations may be based on cryptic species [ref. 36105]. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.