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lineatus, Silurus Thunberg [C. P.] 1787:31, footnote 13 [Museum naturalium Academiae Upsaliensis. ... Praesidae; ref. 17911] Eastern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): ZMUU P 28555. Type catalog: Wallin 1996:62 [ref. 32133]. Ferraris 2007:350 [ref. 29155]. Described in more detail in Thunberg 1791:191 [ref. 17913] with figure (Pl. 6) and Thunberg 1792:176, pl. 6 [ref. 30158]. Kottelat (2013) gives syntypes, including UUMZ 285.. •Valid as Plotosus lineatus (Thunberg 1787) -- (Gomon & Taylor 1982:2 [ref. 8475], Dor 1984:51 [ref. 29757], Sawada in Masuda et al. 1984:60 [ref. 6441], Taylor 1986:213 [ref. 6282], Taylor & Gomon 1986:160 [ref. 6196], Allen & Swainston 1988:36 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:226 [ref. 12442], Burgess 1989:180 [ref. 12860], Randall et al. 1990:48 [ref. 15987], Coad 1991:25 [ref. 15702], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:714 [ref. 20764], Kuiter 1993:38 [ref. 23929], Kottelat et al. 1993:82 [ref. 23448], Francis 1993:158 [ref. 25479], Goren & Dor 1994:13 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:77 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:164 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:60 [ref. 23977], Chen et al. 1997:22 [ref. 26476] dated 1791, Larson & Williams 1997:349 [ref. 23967], Carpenter et al. 1997:123 [ref. 23922], Kuiter 1997:34 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:48 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:63 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:85 [ref. 24106], Ferraris 1999:1883 [ref. 24731], Mizuno et al. 1999:6 [ref. 25311], Mishra et al. 1999:84 [ref. 25315], Johnson 1999:723 [ref. 25471], Tan & Ng 1999:298 [ref. 24254], Nakabo 2000:282 [ref. 25086], Ferraris in Randall & Lim 2000:589 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:122 [ref. 25191], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:36 [ref. 25480], Allen 2000:95 [ref. 25868], Shinohara et al. 2000:176 [ref. 25987], Kimura & Peristiwady in Matsuura & Peristiwady 2000:143 [ref. 27511], Sakai et al. 2001:88 [ref. 25693], Shimizu 2001:21 [ref. 25799], Hutchins 2001:21 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:282 [ref. 26001], Choi et al. 2003:188, 525 [ref. 26218], Ng & Sparks 2002:564 [ref. 26377], Golani 2002:321 [ref. 26420], Allen & Adrim 2003:25 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S97 [ref. 27377], Kimura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:18 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:8 [ref. 27624], Mishra & Krishnan 2003:23 [ref. 27712], Tan & Lim 2004:109 [ref. 27716], Heemstra et al. 2004:3317 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:113 [ref. 28072], Golani 2005:20 [ref. 37112], Randall 2005:61 [ref. 28239], Jayaram 2006:323 [ref. 28762] dated 1791, Hoese & Gates 2006:363 [ref. 28997], Ferraris 2007:350 [ref. 29155], Yoshino & Kishimoto 2008:1 [ref. 29565], Prokofiev 2008:671 [ref. 29826], Yoshino in Yoshino & Kimura 2009:32 [ref. 30443], Fricke et al. 2011:355 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:122 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:43 [ref. 32988] dated 1791, Kottelat 2013:241 [ref. 32989], Yoshida et al. 2013:42 [ref. 34464], Bogorodsky et al. 2014:412 [ref. 33460], Fricke et al. 2014:25 [ref. 33932], Psomadakis et al. 2015:168 [ref. 34104], Yoshino in Kimura et al. 2015:21 [ref. 34319], Kwun et al. 2017:141 [ref. 37287], Motomura et al. 2017:48 [ref. 35490], Ali et al. 2018:312 [ref. 36183], Bogorodsky & Randall 2018:[20] 258 [ref. 36492], Fricke et al. 2018:59 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:37 [ref. 36273], Yoshino in Kimura et al. 2018:51 [ref. 36460], Arndt & Fricke 2019:25 [ref. 36883], Eagderi et al. 2019:131 [ref. 37020], Fricke et al. 2019:57 [ref. 36673], Hoschke et al. 2019:154 [ref. 36626], Zajonz et al. 2019:63 [ref. 36871], Bariche & Fricke 2020:146 [ref. 37515], Goren et al. 2020:[6] [ref. 37315], Habib & Islam 2020:Supplementary table p. 7 [ref. 38321], Psomadakis et al. 2020:305 [ref. 37272], Abdurahman in Motomura et al. 2021:12 [ref. 38121], Golani 2021:22 [ref. 38303], Kovačić et al. 2021:23 [ref. 39014], Beton & Huseyinoglu in Tiralongo et al. 2022:743 [ref. 39557], Holleman 2022:201 [ref. 39698]). Current status: Valid as Plotosus lineatus (Thunberg 1787). Plotosidae. Distribution: Red Sea; Indo-West Pacific: KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), East Africa, Persian Gulf, Socotra (Yemen), Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes (La RĂ©union, Mauritius, Rodrigues) east to Samoa and Tonga, north to southern Korea, southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands (Japan), south to Rottnest Island (Western Australia), Lord Howe Island (Australia) and New Caledonia; eastern Mediterranean Sea (Red Sea immigrant). Habitat: brackish, marine.


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