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oblongus, Tetrodon Bloch [M. E.] 1786:6, Pl. 146 (fig. 1) [Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische v. 2; ref. 465] Coromandel, India. Syntypes: ZMB 4228 (1), 32982 (1, stuffed). Type catalog: Paepke 1999:149 [ref. 24282]. On p. 4 of Bloch's Ichthyologie, v. 5 [ref. 21381]. •Valid as Fugu oblongus (Bloch 1786) -- (Sheiko 1983:19 [ref. 37041], Kuang in Pan et al. 1991:537 [ref. 23876]). •Valid as Gastrophysus oblongsus (Bloch 1786) -- (Kottelat 2013:477 [ref. 32989]). •Valid as Takifugu oblongus (Bloch 1786) -- (Matsuura in Masuda et al. 1984:362 [ref. 6441], Smith & Heemstra 1986:902 [ref. 5714], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:1059 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:174 [ref. 23448], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:626 [ref. 27969], Lindberg et al. 1997:117 [ref. 23547], Matsuura in Randall & Lim 2000:649 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1423 [ref. 25182], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:288 [ref. 25480], Ebert 2001:32 [ref. 25494], Hutchins 2001:48 [ref. 25847], Matsuura 2001:3957 [ref. 26317], Nakabo 2002:1423 [ref. 26193], Fricke et al. 2009:123 [ref. 30213], Matsuura 2009:337 [ref. 31171], Verruraj et al. 2011:9 [ref. 31496], Hata et al. 2012:257 [ref. 32681], Matsuura in Kimura et al. 2015:106 [ref. 34319], Psomadakis et al. 2015:338 [ref. 34104], Yoshida et al. 2013:232 [ref. 34464], Fricke et al. 2018:389 [ref. 35805], Jawad et al. 2018:124 [ref. 36262], Matsuura in Kimura et al. 2018:310 [ref. 36460], Eagderi et al. 2019:138 [ref. 37020], Habib & Islam 2020:Supplementary table p. 31 [ref. 38321], Psomadakis et al. 2020:624 [ref. 37272], Sonoyama et al. 2020:133 [ref. 37637], Kaleshkumar et al. 2021:[4] [ref. 38263]). Current status: Valid as Takifugu oblongus (Bloch 1786). Tetraodontidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Persian Gulf, Madagascar and RĂ©union (western Mascarenes) east to Indonesia, north to central Japan, south to northern Australia. Habitat: brackish, marine.