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maculatus, Bostrychus Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1801:140, 143 [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 3; ref. 2710] No locality stated [probably People's Republic of China: probably Canton/Guangzhou]. No types preserved. Probably based on a Chinese drawing received via The Netherlands, like the following species. Also appeared in Sonnini 1803:159, 163 (vol. 8) [ref. 30473]. •Valid as Ophicephalus maculatus (Lacepède 1801) -- (Okada 1961:751 [ref. 6363]). •Valid as Ophiocephalus maculatus (Lacepède 1801) -- (Feng in Kuang et al. 1986:317 [ref. 26639] dated 1802). •Valid as Channa maculata (Lacepède 1801) -- (Uyeno & Arai in Masuda et al. 1984:122 [ref. 6441], Kawanabe & Mizuno 1989:474 [ref. 25598], Zheng 1989:3670 [ref. 21202], Vierke 1991:20 [ref. 16625], Zhong in Pan et al. 1991:513 [ref. 23876], Zhu 1995:187 [ref. 25213], Musikasinthorn 2000:32 [ref. 24480], Nakabo 2000:1353 [ref. 25182], Kottelat 2001:63 [ref. 25482], Sakai et al. 2001:122 [ref. 25693], Nakabo 2002:1353 [ref. 26193], Courtenay et al. 2004:4 [ref. 27561], Courtenay & Williams 2004:77 [ref. 27545], Mundy 2005:515 [ref. 28379], Ho & Shao 2011:60 [ref. 31432], Kottelat 2013:460 [ref. 32989], Zhang et al. 2016:209 [ref. 34477], Fricke et al. 2018:367 [ref. 35805], Rüber et al. 2019:[4] [ref. 36913]). Current status: Valid as Channa maculata (Lacepède 1801). Channidae. Distribution: Asia; native range southern China and northern Vietnam; introduced elsewhere. Habitat: freshwater.


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