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grimmi, Benthophilus Kessler [K. F.] 1877:59, Pl. 5 (fig. 13) [The Aralo-Caspian Expedition; ref. 2597] Middle and southern Caspian Sea, depth 245-756 feet [35-108 Russian fathoms]. Lectotype: BMNH 1897.7.5.15. Paralectotypes: (7) ?NMW 76987 (1), SPU 394 [465/412] (1), ZIN 10893 (1). Lectotype selected by Boldyrev & Bogutskaya 2007:45 [ref. 29150]. Boldyrev & Bogutskaya 2007:45 [ref. 29150] discuss types but do not mention NMW 76987. •Valid as Benthophilus grimmi Kessler 1877 -- (Berg 1949:1121 [ref. 20662], Coad 1995:29 [ref. 23608], Reshetnikov et al. 1997:753 [ref. 24702], Vasil'eva 1998:128 [ref. 23591], Pinchuk & Miller in Miller 2004:198 [ref. 27853], Bogutskaya & Naseka 2004:216 [ref. 28183], Boldyrev & Bogutskaya 2007:42 [ref. 29150], Neilson & Stepien 2009:96 [ref. 30487], Esmaeili et al. 2010:376 [ref. 33391], Jouladeh-Roudbar et al. 2015:897 [ref. 34062], Esmaeili et al. 2017:80 [ref. 35254], Esmaeili et al. 2018:61 [ref. 36089]). Current status: Valid as Benthophilus grimmi Kessler 1877. Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Caspian Sea basin, Eurasia. Habitat: brackish.