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modestus, Gobiopterus Regan [C. T.] 1908:242, Pl. 29 (fig. 1) [The Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. Second Series. Zoology v. 12 (pt 3); ref. 3634] Egmont Island and Salomon Island, Chagos Archipelago, Indian Ocean. Syntypes: (several) BMNH 1908.3.23.235-241 (3 + 4 + 1), 1908.3.23.242-247 (6), 1908.3.23.248-250 (3), 1980.6.12.1 (1). •Valid as Paragobiodon modestus (Regan 1908) -- (Yoshino & Yamamoto in Masuda et al. 1984:266 [ref. 6441], Hoese 1986:799 [ref. 5670], Randall & Goren 1993:18 [ref. 21131], Myers 1999:258 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:518 [ref. 24106], Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:639 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1186 [ref. 25182], Hutchins 2001:43 [ref. 25847], Larson & Murdy 2001:3599 [ref. 26293], Randall et al. 2002:161 [ref. 26192], Nakabo 2002:1186 [ref. 26193], Heemstra et al. 2004:3329 [ref. 27945], Randall 2005:545 [ref. 28239], Fricke & Kulbicki 2006:351 [ref. 28867], Hoese & Larson 2006:1671 [ref. 29097], Fricke et al. 2009:103 [ref. 30213], Motomura et al. 2010:216 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:903 [ref. 31980], Prokofiev 2016:652 [ref. 35020]). Current status: Valid as Paragobiodon modestus (Regan 1908). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Seychelles and Mascarenes east to Marshall Islands and Society islands, north to southern Japan and Ryukyu Islands, south to Lord Howe Island and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.