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bimaculatus, Tetrodon Richardson [J.] (ex Bennett) 1845:119, Pl. 57 (figs. 7-9) [Ichthyology.--Part 3. The zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Sulphur.; ref. 20575] Estuaries of Chinese rivers, Canton, Chusan, etc. Syntypes: BMNH 1844.4.3.4 (1), 2020.11.4.1 (1, stuffed), 2020.11.4.2 (1, stuffed), 2020.11.4.3 (1). Original genus should have been spelled Tetraodon. •Valid as Fugu bimaculatus (Richardson 1845) -- (Zheng 1989:377 [ref. 21202], Cheng & Zhou 1997:490 [ref. 26385] dated 1844). •Valid as Takifugu bimaculatus (Richardson 1845) -- (Nakabo 2000:1424 [ref. 25182], Nakabo 2002:1424 [ref. 26193], Choi et al. 2003:453, 698 [ref. 26218]). Current status: Valid as Takifugu bimaculatus (Richardson 1845). Tetraodontidae. Distribution: East China coastal waters, China. Habitat: brackish, marine.


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