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macrocephalus, Plotosus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:428, Pl. 449 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15; ref. 1008] Timor Island, southern Malay Archipelago [probably in error for Tasmania, Australia]. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-8921. Type catalog: Bertin & Estève 1950:19 [ref. 19575], Ferraris 2007:346 [ref. 29155]. See van Oijen et al. 2009:280 [ref. 30423]. •Valid as Cnidoglanis macrocephalus (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Paxton et al. 1989:223 [ref. 12442], Burgess 1989:180 [ref. 12860], Kuiter 1993:38 [ref. 23929], Gomon et al. 1994:229 [ref. 22532], Kuiter 1997:34 [ref. 25488], Johnson 1999:723 [ref. 25471], Hutchins 2001:21 [ref. 25847], Hoese & Gates 2006:358 [ref. 28997], Ferraris 2007:346 [ref. 29155], Gomon 2008:197 [ref. 30616], Hoschke et al. 2019:154 [ref. 36626]). Current status: Valid as Cnidoglanis macrocephalus (Valenciennes 1840). Plotosidae. Distribution: Southeastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia, South Australia. Habitat: brackish, marine.