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porphyreus, Tetraodon Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1850:282, Pl. 121 (fig. 1) [Fauna Japonica Last part (15); ref. 4375] Bay of Nagasaki, Japan. Lectotype: RMNH 1566 (stuffed). Paralectotypes: (4) RMNH D1564-1565 and D1567 (3, stuffed). Lectotype selected by Boeseman 1947:203 [ref. 12876]. •Valid as Fugu porphyreus (Temminck & Schlegel 1850) -- (Cheng & Zhou 1997:481 [ref. 26385] dated 1847). •Valid as Takifugu porphyreus (Temminck & Schlegel 1850) -- (Matsuura in Masuda et al. 1984:363 [ref. 6441], Matsuura in Okamura et al. 1985:641, 750 [ref. 8056], Lindberg et al. 1997:136 [ref. 23547], Sokolovskaya et al. 1998:14 [ref. 24670], Nakabo 2000:1422 [ref. 25182], Nakabo 2002:1422 [ref. 26193], Choi et al. 2003:453, 700 [ref. 26218], Barabanshchikov 2003:849 [ref. 27538], Parin 2003:S34 [ref. 28536], Poltev & Koynov 2011:819 [ref. 32470], Parin et al. 2014:553 [ref. 33547], Dyldin et al. 2016:136 [ref. 34682], Dyldin & Orlov 2017:203 [ref. 35257], Sonoyama et al. 2020:134 [ref. 37637]). Current status: Valid as Takifugu porphyreus (Temminck & Schlegel 1850). Tetraodontidae. Distribution: Northwestern Pacific. Habitat: brackish, marine.