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argentea, Datnia Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829:139, Pl. 54 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 3; ref. 4879] Java, Indonesia. No types known. Type catalog: Bauchot & Desoutter 1987:106 [ref. 12478]. Lectotype (existence unknown) designated by Kottelat 2000: 92 [ref. 25865]. •Valid as Datnia argentea Cuvier 1829 -- (Kottelat 2000:92 [ref. 25865], Yoshigou 2019:138 [ref. 36562]). •Valid as Mesopristes argenteus (Cuvier 1829) -- (Vari 1978:270 [ref. 4514], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:174 [ref. 6441], Paxton et al. 1989:534 [ref. 12442], Kawanabe & Mizuno 1989:529 [ref. 25598], Allen & Coates 1990:83 [ref. 25561], Allen 1991:127 [ref. 21090], Kottelat et al. 1993:107 [ref. 23448], Chen et al. 1996:161 [ref. 22889] as Mesoprites, Vari in Randall & Lim 2000:612 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:953 [ref. 25182], Sakai et al. 2001:94 [ref. 25693], Vari 2001:3309 [ref. 26126], Allen et al. 2002:240 [ref. 25930], Nakabo 2002:953 [ref. 26193], Yoshino et al. 2002:236 [ref. 26332], Larson & Pidgeon 2004:196 [ref. 28107], Allen et al. 2006:1337 [ref. 29004], Maeda et al. 2011:45 [ref. 32004], Fricke et al. 2014:108 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2019:200 [ref. 36673], Keith et al. 2021:60 [ref. 38257], Kim et al. 2021:172 [ref. 39117]). Current status: Valid as Mesopristes argenteus (Cuvier 1829). Terapontidae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Philippines and New Guinea, north to Yaeyama Islands, south to Queensland (Australia), Solomons and New Caledonia. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.


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