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alba, Muraena Zuiew [B.] 1793:299, Pl. 7 (fig. 2) [Nova Acta Academiae Scientiarum Imperialis Petropolitanae v. 7 (for 1789); ref. 17717] No locality stated [? Suriname]. Syntypes: ZIL uncat. (Dahlberg Collection, whereabouts unknown). Originally from Suriname, not Asia of authors (per comm. Tyson R. Roberts, Oct. 20, 2014). See remarks on synonymy with Synbranchus marmoratus Bloch 1795 in Britz et al. 2021:399 [ref. 38205]; ICZN decision needed to protect current usage of the name Monopterus albus (Zuiew 1793) •Valid as Fluta alba (Zuiew 1793) -- (Okada 1961:718 [ref. 6363]). •Valid as Monopterus albus (Zuiew 1793) -- (Berg 1949:1008 [ref. 20662], Rosen & Greenwood 1976:57 [ref. 7094], Matsuura in Masuda et al. 1984:366 [ref. 6441], Wang 1984:89 [ref. 22951], Liang in Kuang et al. 1986:213 [ref. 26639], Paxton et al. 1989:436 [ref. 12442], Roberts 1989:183 [ref. 6439], Kawanabe & Mizuno 1989:676 [ref. 25598], Zheng 1989:302 [ref. 21202], Lim et al. 1990:49 [ref. 16753], Yang 1991:200 [ref. 13585], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:778 [ref. 20764], Liu in Pan et al. 1991:357 [ref. 23876], Roberts 1993:45 [ref. 21799], Kottelat et al. 1993:101 [ref. 23448], Zhuo in Ding 1994:500 [ref. 21531], Yang & Chen 1995:109 [ref. 23555], Kottelat & Lim 1995:245 [ref. 23210], Zhu 1995:168 [ref. 25213], Rainboth 1996:177 [ref. 22772], Cheng & Zhou 1997:246 [ref. 26385], Kim 1997:396 [ref. 24032], Vu & Nguyen 1997:27 [ref. 26438], Bailey & Gans 1998:6 [ref. 23296], Kottelat 1998:108 [ref. 23436], Yang in Chen 1998:320 [ref. 23556], Menon 1999:279 [ref. 24904], Ng & Tan 1999:363 [ref. 24159], Fuller et al. 1999:337 [ref. 25838], Nakabo 2000:511 [ref. 25086], Freyhof et al. 2000:96 [ref. 25184], Karmakar 2000:34 [ref. 25662], Matsuura et al. 2000:201 [ref. 26000], Tang et al. 2001:15 [ref. 25373], Kottelat 2001:58 [ref. 25482], Doi et al. 2001:16 [ref. 25691], Sakai et al. 2001:92 [ref. 25693], Kottelat 2001:146 [ref. 25780], Kim & Park 2002:318 [ref. 25913], Allen et al. 2002:173 [ref. 25930], Nakabo 2002:511 [ref. 26001], Choi et al. 2003:237, 557 [ref. 26218], Gopi 2002:139 [ref. 27553], Tan & Lim 2004:110 [ref. 27716], Nelson et al. 2004:113 [ref. 27807], Grinang & Lim 2004:291 [ref. 28551], Kottelat & Widjanarti 2005:164 [ref. 28284], Mundy 2005:323 [ref. 28379], Hoese & Gates 2006:860 [ref. 28997], Scharpf 2007:36 [ref. 30398], Page & Burr 2011:466 [ref. 31215], Page et al. 2013:115 [ref. 32708], Miesen et al. 2016:88 [ref. 34492], Zhang et al. 2016:192 [ref. 34477], Zhang et al. 2019:518 [ref. 36699], Britz et al. 2020:14 [ref. 38035]). Current status: Valid as Monopterus albus (Zuiew 1793). Synbranchidae. Distribution: East Asia; introduced elsewhere. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.