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indicus, Kurtus Bloch [M. E.] 1786:122, Pl. 169 [Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische v. 2; ref. 465] Indian Ocean. Lectotype: ZMB 1653. Paralectotypes: ZMB (1, lost). Type catalog: Paepke 1999:87 [ref. 24282]. Genus spelled Kürtus twice in text and Kyrtus on plate. Spelling Kurtus consistently used. On p. 99 of Bloch's Ichthyologie, v. 5 [ref. 21381]. Lectotype selected by Paepke 1999:87 [ref. 24282]. •Valid as Kurtus indicus Bloch 1786 -- (Talwar & Jhingran 1991:990 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:157 [ref. 23448], Mishra et al. 1999:88 [ref. 25315], Allen in Randall & Lim 2000:641 [ref. 25122], Berra & Neira 2003:384 [ref. 26911], Berra 2003:295 [ref. 27397], Khan 2003:10 [ref. 27710], Fraser 2013:30 [ref. 32894], Kottelat 2013:436 [ref. 32989], Berra et al. 2016:262 [ref. 35043], Habib & Islam 2020:Supplementary table p. 13 [ref. 38321], Psomadakis et al. 2020:552 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Kurtus indicus Bloch 1786. Kurtidae. Distribution: South Asia, Southeast Asia: India to Borneo. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.