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heteropterus, Eleotris Bleeker [P.] 1855:422 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch IndiĆ« v. 9 (no. 3); ref. 16849] Rivers, Bandjarmasin, Borneo [Barito and Martapura River estuary, Kalimantan Selatan, Indonesia, Java Sea, eastern Indian Ocean]. Holotype (unique): RMNH 4680. Kottelat (2013) questions the collection in a river. •Valid as Ptereleotris heteroptera (Bleeker 1855) -- (Shen & Lin 1984:18 [ref. 13822], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:246 [ref. 6441], Randall & Hoese 1985:16 [ref. 5197], Hoese 1986:802 [ref. 5670], Randall et al. 1990:417 [ref. 15987], Randall & Goren 1993:27 [ref. 21131], Kuiter 1993:365 [ref. 23929], Goren & Dor 1994:67 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:348 [ref. 22896], Allen 1997:220 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:362 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:417 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:264 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:527 [ref. 24106], Johnson 1999:750 [ref. 25471], Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:641 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1267 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:421 [ref. 25191], Randall & Earle 2000:20 [ref. 25806], Allen 2000:122 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:44 [ref. 25847], Larson 2001:3608 [ref. 26296], Nakabo 2002:1267 [ref. 26193], Randall & Shen 2002:492 [ref. 26738], Allen & Adrim 2003:61 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S120 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:646 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:29 [ref. 27624], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:265 [ref. 28072], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:398 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:566 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:483 [ref. 28379], Hoese 2006:1709 [ref. 28998], Randall 2007:410 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:104 [ref. 30213], Motomura et al. 2010:224 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1000 [ref. 31980], Kottelat 2013:436 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2014:178 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:8 [ref. 33988], Koeda et al. 2016:97 [ref. 35333], Golani & Fricke 2018:164 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:294 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:97 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Ptereleotris heteroptera (Bleeker 1855). Microdesmidae: Ptereleotrinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Socotra, Seychelles and western Mascarenes east to Hawaiian Islands, Marquesas Islands and Society Islands, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to New South Wales (Australia), New Caledonia and Tonga. Habitat: marine.