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limbatus, Plotosus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:422 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15; ref. 1008] Malabar, India. Lectotype: MNHN A-9546. Paralectotypes: MNHN A-8922 (2), A-9547 (1), 1580 (2), B-2780 (2). Type catalog: Bertin & Estève 1950:20 [ref. 19575], Ferraris 2007:350 [ref. 29155]. Lectotype selected by Gomon & Taylor 1982:9 [ref. 8475]. •Valid as Plotosus limbatus Valenciennes 1840 -- (Gomon & Taylor 1982:7 [ref. 8475], Taylor & Gomon 1986:160 [ref. 6196], Burgess 1989:180 [ref. 12860], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:714 [ref. 20764], Randall 1995:76 [ref. 22896], Ng & Sparks 2002:564 [ref. 26377], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S97 [ref. 27377], Jayaram 2006:322 [ref. 28762], Ferraris 2007:350 [ref. 29155], Yoshino & Kishimoto 2008:7 [ref. 29565], Psomadakis et al. 2015:168 [ref. 34104]). Current status: Valid as Plotosus limbatus Valenciennes 1840. Plotosidae. Distribution: Arabian Sea and western Indian Ocean. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.


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