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fossilis, Silurus Bloch [M. E.] 1794:46, Pl. 370 (fig. 2) [Naturgeschichte der ausl√§ndischen Fische v. 8; ref. 463] Tranquebar [Tharangambadi], India. Lectotype: ZMB 3074. Paralectotypes: ZMB 33115 (1). Type catalog: Paepke 1999:86-87 [ref. 24282], Ferraris 2007:151 [ref. 29155] On p. 36 of Bloch's Ichthyologie, v. 11 [ref. 21381]. Lectotype selected by Paepke 1999:87 [ref. 24282]. •Valid as Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch 1794) -- (Shrestha 1978:39 [ref. 15970], Burgess 1989:150 [ref. 12860], Ataur Rahman 1989:170 [ref. 24860], Pethiyagoda 1991:163 [ref. 20075], Coad 1991:20 [ref. 15702], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:689 [ref. 20764], Indra 1993:187 [ref. 24009], Sen 1995:579 [ref. 23778], Coad 1995:24 [ref. 23608], Rainboth 1996:164 [ref. 22772], Rema Devi et al. 1996:138 [ref. 24021], Coad 1996:85 [ref. 25304], Zacharias et al. 1996:41 [ref. 25526], Banik & Choudhury 1996:579 [ref. 24736], Arunachalam et al. 1999:330 [ref. 31215], Rema Devi & Raghunathan 1999:172 [ref. 24760], Rema Devi & Raghunathan 1999:174 [ref. 24760], Rema Devi et al. 1999:159 [ref. 24758], Rema Devi & Raghunathan 1999:114 [ref. 24762], Menon 1999:262 [ref. 24904], Rafique 2000:326 [ref. 25220], Mirza 2000:356 [ref. 25207], Raju Thomas et al. 2000:444 [ref. 25319], Karmakar 2000:34 [ref. 25662], Arunachalam et al. 2001:128 [ref. 25692], Raju Thomas et al. 2002:50 [ref. 26359], Mirza 2003:20 [ref. 27265], Diogo et al. 2003:380 [ref. 27438], Yadav 2003:22 [ref. 27711], Ataur Rahman 2003:189 [ref. 31338], Jayaram 2006:313 [ref. 28762], Ferraris 2007:151 [ref. 29155], Shrestha 2008:195 [ref. 29923], Coad 2010:216 [ref. 36620], Gurung et al. 2013:4884 [ref. 32969], Gurung et al. 2013:4884 [ref. 32969], Kottelat 2013:245 [ref. 32989], Esmaeili et al. 2010:373 [ref. 33391]. Ratmuangkhwang et al. 2014:82 [ref. 33559], Jouladeh-Roudbar et al. 2015:890 [ref. 34062], Çiçek et al. 2015:149 [ref. 35151], Zhang et al. 2016:181 [ref. 34477], Esmaeili et al. 2017:75 [ref. 35254], Esmaeili et al. 2018:55 [ref. 36089], Suresh et al. 2018:132 [ref. 36495], Çiçek et al. 2020:255 [ref. 37644]). Current status: Valid as Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch 1794). Heteropneustidae. Distribution: Southern Asia: Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos and ?China. Introduced in Turkey, Iraq and Iran. Habitat: freshwater.