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nalua, Chanda Hamilton [F.] 1822:107, 371, Pl. 6 (fig. 36) [An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges; ref. 2031] Fresh waters of lower Bengal. Syntypes: BMNH 1858.8.15.123 (2). Spelled natua on plate. Hamilton's original illustration reproduced by Britz 2019:Pl. 61 [ref. 37532]. •Valid as Ambassis nalua (Hamilton 1822) -- (Allen & Swainston 1988:62 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:486 [ref. 12442], Allen & Burgess 1990:179 [ref. 15712], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:798 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:105 [ref. 23448], Larson & Williams 1997:354 [ref. 23967], Allen 1997:98 [ref. 23977], Allen 1999:2435 [ref. 24812], Allen in Randall & Lim 2000:608 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:29 [ref. 25847], Anderson & Heemstra 2003:205 [ref. 27368], Allen et al. 2006:972 [ref. 29066], Shibukawa 2009:79 [ref. 30449], Larson et al. 2013:95 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:320 [ref. 32989], Shibukawa in Kimura et al. 2015:35 [ref. 34319], Pusey et al. 2017:52 [ref. 35250], Motomura et al. 2017:78 [ref. 35490], Habib & Islam 2020:Supplementary table p. 15 [ref. 38321]). Current status: Valid as Ambassis nalua (Hamilton 1822). Ambassidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: India to Philippines and New Guinea. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.