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purava, Clupea Hamilton [F.] 1822:238, 382 [An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges; ref. 2031] Ganges estuaries. No types known. •Valid as Thrissina purava (Hamilton 1822) -- (Kottelat 2013:57 [ref. 32989]). •Valid as Thryssa purava (Hamilton 1822) -- (Whitehead et al. 1988:440 [ref. 5725], Ataur Rahman 1989:244 [ref. 24860], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:146 [ref. 20764], Coad 1991:25 [ref. 15702], Kanou et al. 2002:404 [ref. 26503], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S97 [ref. 27377], Khan 2003:7 [ref. 27710], Ataur Rahman 2003:268 [ref. 31338], Ali et al. 2018:309 [ref. 36183], Suresh et al. 2018:85 [ref. 36495]). Current status: Valid as Thryssa purava (Hamilton 1822). Engraulidae. Distribution: Northern Indian Ocean: Persian Gulf east to Myanmar. Habitat: brackish, marine.