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indicus, Polynemus Shaw [G.] 1804:155 [General zoology or systematic natural history; ref. 4015] Vizagapatam, India. No types known. P. indicus was described on the basis of a drawing in Russell (1803:68, Fig. 184 [ref. 13862]); this drawing reproduced in Motomura & Iwatsuki (2001:16, Fig. 5a [ref. 25242]). •Valid as Polynemus indicus Shaw 1804 -- (Ataur Rahman 1989:270 [ref. 24860], Mishra & Krishnan 1993:289 [ref. 23743], Kottelat & Lim 1995:246 [ref. 23210], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:208 [ref. 27969]). •Valid as Polydactylus indicus (Shaw 1804) -- (Smith 1986:721 [ref. 5712], Ataur Rahman 1989:270 [ref. 24860], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:910 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:128 [ref. 23448], Fricke 1999:305 [ref. 24106], Mishra et al. 1999:88 [ref. 25315], Motomura et al. 2000:331 [ref. 25060], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:622 [ref. 25122], Bijukumar & Sushama 2000:187 [ref. 25703], Hutchins 2001:38 [ref. 25847], Feltes 2001:3104 [ref. 26107], Khan 2003:10 [ref. 27710], Ataur Rahman 2003:295 [ref. 31338]). •Valid as Leptomelanosoma indicum (Shaw 1804) -- (Motomura & Iwatsuki 2001:16 [ref. 25242], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S111 [ref. 27377], Motomura 2004:4 [ref. 27601], Motomura 2004:33 [ref. 27970], Motomura 2004:33 [ref. 27970], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:371 [ref. 28072], Fricke et al. 2009:67 [ref. 30213], Kottelat 2013:353 [ref. 32989], Psomadakis et al. 2015:281 [ref. 34104], Kang et al. 2017:[2] [ref. 35524], Fricke et al. 2018:222 [ref. 35805], Arndt & Fricke 2019:25 [ref. 36883], Habib & Islam 2020:Supplementary table p. 13 [ref. 38321], Psomadakis et al. 2020:498 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Leptomelanosoma indicum (Shaw 1804). Polynemidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar and western Mascarenes; Pakistan east to New Guinea. Habitat: brackish, marine.