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Awaous (subgenus of Gobius) Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837:97 Masc. Gobius ocellaris Broussonet 1782. Type by subsequent designation. If regarded as a subgenus, then authorship and type are as above. If regarded as used in a vernacular sense, then name dates to Steindachner 1861:289 [ref. 4205]. Type apparently designated first by Bleeker 1874:320 [ref. 437], also Koumans 1931:83 [ref. 5623]. •As a synonym of Chonophorus Poey 1860 -- (Maugé 1986:363 [ref. 6218] who dated to Steindachner 1860). •Valid as Awaous Valenciennes 1837 -- (Hayashi in Masuda et al. 1984:263 [ref. 6441], Hoese 1986:779 [ref. 5670], Birdsong et al. 1988:198 [ref. 7303], Ataur Rahman 1989:304 [ref. 24860], Wu in Pan et al. 1991:469 [ref. 23876], Allen 1991:174 [ref. 21090], Watson 1992 [ref. 20016] dated to Valenciennes, Watson & Horsthemke 1995:83 [ref. 21933], Parenti & Thomas 1998:270 [ref. 24299], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:437 [ref. 24550], Larson 2001:42 [ref. 25522], Larson & Murdy 2001:3592 [ref. 26293], Murdy & Hoese 2003:1791[ref. 27111], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:657 [ref. 27061], Ataur Rahman 2003:329 [ref. 31338], Hoese & Larson 2006:1626 [ref. 29097], Harrison et al. 2007:517 [ref. 30083], Lasso-Alcalá & Lasso 2008:120 [ref. 30588], Scharpf 2009:13 [ref. 30400], Minckley & Marsh 2009:279 [ref. 31114], Pezold 2011:95 [ref. 31727], Van Tassell 2011:142 [ref. 31732], Schliewen 2011:210 [ref. 31738] in Gobionellidae, Keith & Lord 2011:244 [ref. 31741], Marshall 2011:264 [ref. 31755], Lindstrom et al. 2012:296 [ref. 32536], Thacker 2013:372 [ref. 32494], Kottelat 2013:400 [ref. 32989], Zhang et al. 2016:200 [ref. 34477], Motomura et al. 2017:197 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:325 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Awaous Valenciennes 1837. Gobiidae: Gobionellinae.