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blochii, Equula Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1835:84 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 10; ref. 1004] Kerala State, India. Lectotype: MNHN A-6757. Paralectotypes: MNHN A-6757 (1, poor condition) Malabar, A-6759 (2) Mahe; ZMB 8757 (1, right skin) Tranquebar. Type catalog: Bauchot & Desoutter 1989:19 [ref. 15502], Paepke 1999:93 [ref. 24282]. Lectotype selected by Kimura et al. 2008:25 [ref. 29525]. •Valid as Leiognathus blochii (Valenciennes 1835) -- (Jones 1985:576 [ref. 21842], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:830 [ref. 20764], Krishnan & Mishra 1993:226 [ref. 24016], Kottelat et al. 1993:111 [ref. 23448], Woodland in Randall & Lim 2000:617 [ref. 25122], Bijukumar & Sushama 2000:186 [ref. 25703], Hutchins 2001:33 [ref. 25847], Woodland et al. 2001:2803 [ref. 26095], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S108 [ref. 27377], Khan 2003:9 [ref. 27710], Hoese & Bray 2006:1178 [ref. 29000]). •Valid as Nuchequula blochii (Valenciennes 1835) -- (Chakrabarty & Sparks 2007:13 [ref. 29266], Kimura et al. 2008:25 [ref. 29525], Kimura 2009:133 [ref. 30426], Kottelat 2013:340 [ref. 32989], Yoshida et al. 2013:126 [ref. 34464], Psomadakis et al. 2015:236 [ref. 34104], Suresh et al. 2018:223 [ref. 36495], Psomadakis et al. 2020:440 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Nuchequula blochii (Valenciennes 1835). Leiognathidae: Gazzinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Pakistan east to Gulf of Thailand. Habitat: brackish, marine.