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punctatus, Ophicephalus Bloch [M. E.] 1793:139, Pl. 358 [Naturgeschichte der ausl√§ndischen Fische v. 7; ref. 4868] No locality [not Malabar coast, India]. Syntypes: ZMB 1394 (2). Type catalog: Paepke 1993:256, Fig. 2 [ref. 21846], Paepke 1999:61 [ref. 24282]. On p. 115 of Bloch's Ichthyologie, v. 10 [ref. 21381]. •Mention -- (Teugels et al. 1986:289 [ref. 6202]). •Valid as Ophicephalus punctatus Bloch 1793 -- (Ataur Rahman 1989:68 [ref. 24860], Coad 1981:17 [ref. 22348]). •Valid as Channa punctata (Bloch 1793) -- (Shrestha 1978:40 [ref. 15970], Vierke 1991:20 [ref. 16625], Pethiyagoda 1991:284 [ref. 20075], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:1020 [ref. 20764], Dhanze & Sen 1993:47 [ref. 24018], Indra 1993:188 [ref. 24009], Rema Devi 1993:358 [ref. 24007], Rema Devi & Ilango 1993:249 [ref. 24017], Indra 1994:420 [ref. 24015], Sen 1995:594 [ref. 23778], Zhu 1995:187 [ref. 25213], Rema Devi et al. 1996:141 [ref. 24021], Banik & Choudhury 1996:579 [ref. 24736] as punctatus, Musikasinthorn 1998:359 [ref. 23624], Rema Devi & Raghunathan 1999:159 [ref. 24759] as punctatus, Rema Devi & Raghunathan 1999:175 [ref. 24760] as punctatus, Rema Devi et al. 1999:161 [ref. 24758] as punctatus, Sen 1999:203 [ref. 24750] as punctatus, Menon 1999:276 [ref. 24904] as punctatus, Musikasinthorn 2000:35 [ref. 24480], Rafique 2000:326 [ref. 25220], Mirza 2000:356 [ref. 25207], Karmakar 2000:35 [ref. 25662] as punctatus, Raju Thomas et al. 2002:51 [ref. 26359] as puntatus, Rafique et al. 2003:98 [ref. 27173], Mirza 2003:22 [ref. 27265], Ataur Rahman 2003:83 [ref. 31338] as punctatus, Courtenay & Williams 2004:109 [ref. 27545], Yadav 2003:25 [ref. 27711], Shrestha 2008:233 [ref. 29923], Vishwanath & Geetakumari 2009:101 [ref. 30105] as punctatus, Benziger et al. 2011:2 [ref. 31366], Ahmed et al. 2013:287 [ref. 32872], Gurung et al. 2013:4885 [ref. 32969], Lalhlimpuia et al. 2016:349 [ref. 34637], Narasimhaiah et al. 2016:69 [ref. 34975] as punctatus, Gurumayum & Tamang 2016:183 [ref. 35232] as punctatus, Lalramliana et al. 2018:167 [ref. 36027], Suresh et al. 2018:312 [ref. 36495], Dey et al. 2019:503 [ref. 36484], Dey et al. 2019:302 [ref. 36760], Rüber et al. 2019:[5] [ref. 36913], Perera et al. 2020:415 [ref. 37771]). Current status: Valid as Channa punctata (Bloch 1793). Channidae. Distribution: South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and China; introduced elsewhere. Habitat: freshwater.