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obscura, Anguilla Günther [A.] 1872:673 [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1871 (pt 3) (art. 1) (for 21 Nov. 1871); ref. 1997] Kanathea, Fiji Islands. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1871.9.13.145. •Valid as Anguilla obscura Günther 1872 -- (Ege 1939:152 [ref. 13172], Castle 1984:37 [ref. 6171], Paxton et al. 1989:123 [ref. 12442], Allen 1991:41 [ref. 21090], Marquet & Mary 1999:31 [ref. 23933], Marquet et al. 1999:43 [ref. 23934], Smith 1999:1636 [ref. 24661], Pusey et al. 2000:72 [ref. 24466], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:56 [ref. 25191], Huang et al. 2001:42 [ref. 25846], Allen et al. 2002:62 [ref. 25930], Keith et al. 2002:88 [ref. 31473], Randall et al. 2004:6 [ref. 27624], McCosker et al. 2007:144 [ref. 28973], Hoese & Gates 2006:237 [ref. 28997], Teng et al. 2009:817 [ref. 30569], Fricke et al. 2011:348 [ref. 31242], Kottelat 2013:39 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2014:16 [ref. 33932], Miesen et al. 2016:81 [ref. 34492], Pusey et al. 2017:17 [ref. 35250]). Current status: Valid as Anguilla obscura Günther 1872. Anguillidae. Distribution: Eastern Australia and Papua New Guinea east to Tuamotu Archipelago and Gambier Islands. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.