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nkunga, Plotosus Gomon [J. R.] & Taylor [W. R.] 1982:3, Pl. 1 [The J.L.B Smith Institute of Ichthyology Special Publication No. 22; ref. 8475] Bashee River, Transkei, South Africa, 32°15'S, 28°55'E. Holotype: SAM 18457. Paratypes: AMS I.19816.001 (1); ANSP 55225 (1), 63811 (1); BPBM 27857 (1); CAS-SU 13999 (1); SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 518 (1), 3517 (1), 3523-24 (2, 1), 3526 (1); SAM 13062 (1), 25120 (1); USNM 219606 (1), 226490 (3 or 2); plus non-type material. Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:143 [ref. 13621], Ferraris & Vari 1992:39 [ref. 19771], Ferraris 2007:351 [ref. 29155]. •Valid as Plotosus nkunga Gomon & Taylor 1982 -- (Gomon 1986:213 [ref. 6286], Taylor & Gomon 1986:162 [ref. 6196], Burgess 1989:180 [ref. 12860], Randall 1995:77 [ref. 22896], Ng & Sparks 2002:564 [ref. 26377], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:114 [ref. 28072], Ferraris 2007:351 [ref. 29155], Yoshino & Kishimoto 2008:7 [ref. 29565]). Current status: Valid as Plotosus nkunga Gomon & Taylor 1982. Plotosidae. Distribution: Southwestern Indian Ocean off southern Africa. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.