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Babka (subgenus of Gobius) Iljin [B. S.] 1927:132 Fem. Gobius gymnotrachelus Kessler 1857. Type by monotypy. Treated as feminine, Art. 30.2.4. Neogobius is widely used (Art. 23.9.1.2) and its usage should be preserved when treated as valid. Berg 1949 is regarded by Miller & Vasil'eva 2003:163 [ref. 27344] as the first reviser, selecting Neogobius over other new names described by Iljin 1927. •Synonym of Gobius Linnaeus 1758, but a valid subgenus Babka as described -- (Vasil'eva 1999:160 [ref. 24865]). •Synonym of Neogobius Iljin 1927 -- (Miller 1973:501 [ref. 6888], Miller & Vasil'eva 2003:163 [ref. 27344], Vasil'eva 2003:S48 [ref. 28444]). •Synonym of Neogobius Iljin 1927, but a valid subgenus Babka -- (Bogutskaya & Naseka 2004:227 [ref. 28183]). •Synonym of Ponticola Iljin 1927 -- (Parin et al. 2014:497 [ref. 33547]). •Valid as Babka Iljin 1927 -- (Neilson & Stepien 2009:97 [ref. 30497], Thacker 2011:130 [ref. 31731], Freyhof 2011:282 [ref. 31742], Jouladeh-Roudbar et al. 2015:896 [ref. 34062], Esmaeili et al. 2017:78 [ref. 35254], Esmaeili et al. 2018:59 [ref. 36089]). Current status: Valid as Babka Iljin 1927. Gobiidae: Gobiinae.