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balfouri, Hemigaleus Day [F.] 1878:717, Pl. 185 (fig. 4) [The fishes of India Part 4; ref. 4887] Coromandel coast, India. Holotype (unique): ZSI F3169 (lost). Type catalog: Whitehead & Talwar 1976:154 [ref. 23762]. Reasons for loss of ZSI type specimens during WWII see Chopra 1947:349-350 [ref. 33077]. •Valid as Negogaleus balfouri (Day 1878) -- (Gubanov & Timoxin 1989:223 [ref. 36138] as balfori). •Valid as Hemigaleus balfouri (Day 1878) -- (Ali et al. 2018:300 [ref. 36183]). •Synonym of Chaenogaleus macrostoma (Bleeker 1852) -- (Compagno 1984:437 [ref. 6846], Randall 1995:26 [ref. 22896], Compagno 1998:1308 [ref. 23785], Moore et al. 2012:6 [ref. 31771], Eagderi et al. 2019:7 [ref. 37020]). Current status: Synonym of Chaenogaleus macrostoma (Bleeker 1852). Hemigaleidae. Habitat: marine.