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bagio, Muraena Hamilton [F.] 1822:24, 364 [An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges; ref. 2031] Calcutta, Ganges River estuaries, India. No types known. Information on type locality see Britz 2019:38 [ref. 37532]. Hamilton's original illustration reproduced by Britz 2019:Pl. 16 [ref. 37532]. •Valid as Muraenesox bagio (Hamilton 1822) -- (Asano in Masuda et al. 1984:29 [ref. 6441], Castle 1986:188 [ref. 5644], Paxton et al. 1989:145 [ref. 12442], Ataur Rahman 1989:46 [ref. 24860], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:91 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:9 [ref. 23448], Quéro & Saldanha 1995:83 [ref. 22017], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:168 [ref. 27969] with author as Hamilton-Buchanan, Larson & Williams 1997:347 [ref. 23967], Fricke 1999:71 [ref. 24106], Smith 1999:1676 [ref. 24661], Nakabo 2000:235 [ref. 25086], Smith in Randall & Lim 2000:586 [ref. 25122], Johnson 2001:722 [ref. 25471], Hutchins 2001:17 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:235 [ref. 26001], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S96 [ref. 27377], Khan 2003:6 [ref. 27710], Mishra & Krishnan 2003:19 [ref. 27712], Ataur Rahman 2003:61[ref. 31338], Paxton et al. 2006:283 [ref. 28995], Fricke et al. 2009:21 [ref. 30213], Fricke et al. 2011:353 [ref. 31342], Larson et al. 2013:29 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:48 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2014:23 [ref. 33932], Parin et al. 2014:49 [ref. 33547], Psomadakis et al. 2015:151 [ref. 34104], Ho et al. 2015:151 [ref. 34130], Motomura et al. 2017:38 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:48 [ref. 35805], Hibino in Kimura et al. 2018:32 [ref. 36460], Suresh et al. 2018:59 [ref. 36495], Psomadakis et al. 2020:280 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Muraenesox bagio (Hamilton 1822). Muraenesocidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Durban (South Africa), East Africa, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Samoa, north to southern Yellow Sea, Kuril Islands, south to Western Australia at 27°42'S, New South Wales (Australia) at 34°53'S and New Caledonia. Habitat: brackish, marine.