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chilkensis, Ophichthus Chaudhuri [B. L.] 1916:445, Figs. 12-13 [Memoirs of the Indian Museum v. 5 (no. 5); ref. 15054] Rambha Bay, Chilka [Chilika] Lake, Orissa [Odisha], India. Holotype: ZSI F9177/1. Paratypes: ZSI F9182/1 (1). Type catalog: Menon & Yazdani 1968:134 [ref. 20743]. •Questionably a synonym of Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson 1848) -- (Talwar & Jhingran 1991:87 [ref. 20764], Kottelat 2013:47 [ref. 32989] without question). •Valid as Ophichthus chilkensis Chaudhury 1916 -- (Mishra et al. 2019:195 [ref. 36652]). Current status: Valid as Ophichthus chilkensis Chaudhuri 1916. Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Northeastern Indian Ocean: east coast of India (Bay of Bengal). Habitat: brackish, marine.