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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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grunniens, Cottus Linnaeus [C.] 1758:264 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] East Indies. No types known. This account is based on more than one family of fishes, one source of which is a toadfish, see Hutchins 1981:339 [ref. 6830]. See second entry for Cottus grunniens. Based on the East Indies source, this species is regarded as valid as Batrichthys grunniens Linnaeus 1758 -- (Talwar & Jhingran 1991:727 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:83 [ref. 23448], Kottelat & Lim 1995:244 [ref. 23210], Rainboth 1996:170 [ref. 22772]). Hutchin's 1981 did not fully solve this problem; no neotype has been designated and no petition has been made to the ICZN. •Moved from Batrichthys to a new genus as Allenbatrachus grunniens (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Greenfield 1997:309 [ref. 22881]). •Valid as Allenbatrachus grunniens (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Greenfield 1999:2001 [ref. 24764], Greenfield in Randall & Lim 2000:597 [ref. 25122], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S99 [ref. 27377], Greenfield & Smith 2004:568 [ref. 28163], Greenfield et al. 2008:677 [ref. 30046], Motomura 2009:39 [ref. 30446], Allen & Erdmann 2012:140 [ref. 31980], Kottelat 2013:273 [ref. 32989], Yoshida et al. 2013:52 [ref. 34464]). Current status: Valid as Allenbatrachus grunniens (Linnaeus 1758). Batrachoididae: Halophryninae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Pacific: Ganges River estuary (India) east to Philippines and eastern Indonesia, including Gulf of Thailand. Habitat: brackish, marine.