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caelatus, Arius Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:66 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15; ref. 1008] Jakarta, Java, Indonesia; Mumbai, India. Syntypes: MNHN B-0589 (1) Java, B-0614 (2) Mumbai. Type catalog: Bertin & Estève 1950:5 [ref. 19575] as coelatus and with holotype and paratypes, Ferraris 2007:46 [ref. 29155]. Spelled coelatus in Bleeker 1870:252 [ref. 429]. If the name caelatus is an adjective, then the correct spelling when in Nemapterx is caelata. See van Oijen et al. 2009:95 [ref. 30423] as caelatus. •Valid as Tachysurus caelatus (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Jayaram & Dhanze 1979:48 [ref. 6800], Mishra et al. 1999:84 [ref. 25315]). •Valid as Arius caelatus Valenciennes 1840 -- (Burgess 1989:168 [ref. 12860], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:701 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:79 [ref. 23448], Krishnan & Mishra 1993:216 [ref. 24016], Kottelat & Lim 1995:243 [ref. 23210], Rainboth 1996:164 [ref. 22772], Tan & Ng 1999:295 [ref. 24254], Bijukumar & Sushama 2000:185 [ref. 25703] as cealatus, Khan 2003:8 [ref. 27710], Jayaram 2006:341 [ref. 28762], Marceniuk & Menezes 2007:16 [ref. 29031]). •Probable synonym of Arius nenga (Hamilton 1822) -- (Kailola 1999:1859 [ref. 24732]). •Valid as Nemapteryx caelata (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Ferraris 2007:46 [ref. 29155], Suresh et al. 2018:136 [ref. 36495], Habib & Islam 2020:Supplementary table p. 8 [ref. 38321]). •Synonym of Nemapteryx nenga (Hamilton 1822) -- (Kailola 2004:139 [ref. 28108], Kottelat 2013:249 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Nemapteryx nenga (Hamilton 1822). Ariidae: Ariinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.