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brevicaudus, Contusus Hardy [G. S.] 1981:16, Figs. 1A, 3 [New Zealand Journal of Zoology v. 8 (no. 1); ref. 8595] Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Holotype: AMS I.20185-001. Paratypes: (49) AMS I.13618 (1), I.15724-006 (1), I.16879-010 (1), I.20166-007 (1), I.20181-012 (1), I.20194-007 (2), I.20228-001 (1), I.20232-017 (1); CSIRO CA 562-565 (4); NMV A59-60 (1, 1), A.561-562 (6, 2), A564 (1); QVM 1972:5:6 (3, 1 skeleton), 1972:5:53 (1), 1972:5:703 (1), 1974:8:103 (1), 1976:5:6 (2), 1978:6:65 (1); SAMA F2754 (1), F2794 (1), F3599 (1), F3906 (1); USNM 214723 (7); WAM P.21821-001 (1), 22203-001 (1), 25064-008 (1), 25183-001 (1). Type catalog: Hutchins & Smith 1991:45 [ref. 19335], Moore et al. 2008:53 [ref. 30117]. •Valid as Contusus brevicaudus Hardy 1981 -- (Kuiter 1993:421 [ref. 23929], Gomon et al. 1994:904 [ref. 22532], Ebert 2001:75 [ref. 25494], Hutchins 2001:48 [ref. 25847], Hoese et al. 2006:1920 [ref. 29099], Matsuura 2008:851 [ref. 30661], Hoschke et al. 2019:161 [ref. 36626]). Current status: Valid as Contusus brevicaudus Hardy 1981. Tetraodontidae. Distribution: Southeastern Indian Ocean, southwestern Pacific: southern New South Wales to Western Australia. Habitat: brackish, marine.


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