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megalopterus, Clupea (Platygaster) Swainson [W.] 1839:294 [The natural history and classification v. 2; ref. 4303] Coromandel Coast, India (original locality: Vizagapatham, India). Neotype: MNHN 3708. Based on drawing in Russell 1803:Pl. 191, Jangarloo [ref. 13682]. Neotype designated by Kottelat (2013). •Valid as Ilisha megaloptera (Swainson 1838) -- (Seshagiri Rao 1977:73 [ref. 21670], Kyushin et al. 1982:29 [ref. 19754], Whitehead 1985:270 [ref. 5141], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:119 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:19 [ref. 23448], Rainboth 1996:63 [ref. 22772], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:120 [ref. 27969], Munroe et al. 1999:1763 [ref. 24728], Munroe & Nizinski in Randall & Lim 2000:587 [ref. 25122], Zhang 2001:112 [ref. 26586], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S96 [ref. 27377], Mishra & Krishnan 2003:21 [ref. 27712], Ataur Rahman 2003:277 [ref. 31338], Kottelat 2013:50 [ref. 32989], Kimura in Kimura et al. 2015:13 [ref. 34319], Psomadakis et al. 2015:161 [ref. 34104], Ali et al. 2018:311 [ref. 36183], Kimura in Kimura et al. 2018:47 [ref. 36460], Suresh et al. 2018:89 [ref. 36495], Eagderi et al. 2019:31 [ref. 37020], Habib & Islam 2020:Supplementary table p. 6 [ref. 38321], Psomadakis et al. 2020:303 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Ilisha megaloptera (Swainson 1838). Pristigasteridae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman east to western Indonesia, north to southern China. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.