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basilevskianus, Tetrodon Basilewsky [S.] 1855:262 [Nouveaux mémoires de la Société impériale des naturalistes de Moscou v. 10; ref. 200] Northern China. No types at ZIN. Usually seen as basilewskianus. Original genus should have been spelled Tetraodon. •Valid as Fugu basilewskianus (Basilewsky 1855) -- (Cheng & Zhou 1997:485 [ref. 26385]). •Valid as Takifugu basilewskianus [perhaps should be basilevskianus] (Basilewsky 1855) -- (Lindberg et al. 1997:118 [ref. 23547], Choi et al. 2003:453, 698 [ref. 26218] as basilevskianus). •Synonym of Takifugu rubripes (Temminck & Schlegel 1850) -- (Dyldin & Orlov 2017:203 [ref. 35257]). Current status: Synonym of Takifugu rubripes (Temminck & Schlegel 1850). Tetraodontidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific [if valid]. Habitat: marine.