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bengalensis, Muraena Gray [J. E.] 1831:no page number, Pl. 95 (fig. 5) [Illustrations of Indian zoology; ref. 1878] India. No types known. •Questionably a synonym of Anguilla nebulosa McClelland 1844 -- (Ege 1939:36 [ref. 13172]). •Valid as Anguilla bengalensis (Gray 1831) subspecies bengalensis -- (Abdul Kadir et al. 2017:103 [ref. 35571]). •Valid as Anguilla bengalensis (Gray 1831) -- (Shrestha 1978:40 [ref. 15970], Ataur Rahman 1989:41 [ref. 24860], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:74 [ref. 20764], Skelton 1993:107 [ref. 24071], Zacharias et al. 1996:41 [ref. 25526], Manimekalan 1998:434 [ref. 24989], Fricke 1999:37 [ref. 24106], Menon 1999:5 [ref. 24904], Raju Thomas et al. 2000:444 [ref. 25319], Bijukumar & Sushama 2000:184 [ref. 25703], Skelton 2001:107 [ref. 27406], Raju Thomas et al. 2002:49 [ref. 26359], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S94 [ref. 27377], Khan 2003:6 [ref. 27710] with author as Gray and Hardwicke, Seegers et al. 2003:30 [ref. 28087] with subspecies, Ataur Rahman 2003:55[ref. 31338], Snoeks 2004:20 [ref. 28111], Shrestha 2008:43 [ref. 29923] as subspecies, Teng et al. 2009:817 [ref. 30569], Conway et al. 2011:1756 [ref. 31594], Marshall 2011:62 [ref. 31755] with 2 subspecies, Gurung et al. 2013:4482 [ref. 32969], Kottelat 2013:37 [ref. 32989], Suresh et al. 2018:56 [ref. 36495], Arndt & Fricke 2019:9 [ref. 36883], Ng et al. 2019:519 [ref. 36606]). Current status: Valid as Anguilla bengalensis (Gray 1831). Anguillidae. Distribution: Indian Ocean and adjacent freshwater habitats: southeastern Africa east to Malaysia, north to Nepal. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.