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midgleyi, Arius Kailola [P. J.] & Pierce [B. E.] 1988:75, Figs. 1-2, 5-6 [Records of the Western Australian Museum v. 14 (pt 1); ref. 19338] Wickham Gorge, Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia. Holotype: AMS I.20858-006. Paratypes: AMNH 57082 (1), 57454 (4, 3 c&s); AMS 25315-001 (1); WAM P.21338-002 (4), P.25597-001 (1), P.25708-001 (1), P.28776-001 (1, c&s); other paratypes at: NTM (4 lots, 5), QM (8 lots, 10), ZMA (1). Type catalog: Hutchins & Smith 1991:8 [ref. 19335], Ferraris 2007:47 [ref. 29155], Moore et al. 2008:7 [ref. 30117]. Many paratypes of this species are also paratypes of Arius paucus Kailola 2000. The species epithet was based on Hamar and Mary Midgley, the correct spelling would be midgleyorum according to ICZN Art. 31.1.2-3. •Valid as Arius midgleyi Kailola & Pierce 1988 -- (Pusey et al. 2000:72 [ref. 24466], Kailola 2000:127 [ref. 25113], Unmack 2001:1060 [ref. 25797], Hutchins 2001:21 [ref. 25847], Allen et al. 2002:73 [ref. 25930]). •Valid as Ariopsis midgleyi (Kailola & Pierce 1988) -- (Kailola 2004:126 [ref. 28108]). •Valid as Neoarius midgleyi (Kailola & Pierce 1988) -- (Marceniuk & Menezes 2007:77 [ref. 29031], Ferraris 2007:47 [ref. 29155], Morgan 2011:11 [ref. 31262], Larson et al. 2013:39 [ref. 32988], Pusey et al. 2017:23 [ref. 35250], Marceniuk et al. 2023:45 [ref. 40422]). Current status: Valid as Neoarius midgleyi (Kailola & Pierce 1988). Ariidae: Ariinae. Distribution: New Guinea and northern Australia. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.


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