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amboinensis, Eleotris Bleeker [P.] 1853:343 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch IndiĆ« v. 5 (no. 3); ref. 5117] Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): ?RMNH 4801. Bleeker specimens: AMS B.7972 (1). Kottelat dates to 1854. •Valid as Butis amboinensis (Bleeker 1853) -- (Akihito in Masuda et al. 1984:239 [ref. 6441], Allen & Swainston 1988:138 [ref. 25477], Kawanabe & Mizuno 1989:552 [ref. 25598], Allen & Coates 1990:93 [ref. 25561], Allen & Coates 1990:132 [ref. 15715], Allen 1991:153 [ref. 21090], Allen et al. 1992:302 [ref. 21400], Kottelat et al. 1993:133 [ref. 23448], Kottelat & Lim 1995:246 [ref. 23210], Allen 1997:222 [ref. 23977], Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:636 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1149 [ref. 25182], Allen et al. 2000:138 [ref. 27467], Larson & Murdy 2001:3577 [ref. 26293], Sakai et al. 2001:106 [ref. 25693], Nakabo 2002:1149 [ref. 26193], Larson et al. 2008:136 [ref. 29532], Allen et al. 2008:149 [ref. 30265], Motomura et al. 2010:201 [ref. 31256], Kottelat 2013:390 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2014:155 [ref. 33932], Miesen et al. 2016:92 [ref. 34492], Fricke et al. 2019:268 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Butis amboinensis (Bleeker 1853). Eleotridae: Butinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: India east to Philippines and New Ireland (Papua New Guinea), north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.