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ornatissima, Vanderhorstia Smith [J. L. B.] 1959:192, Pl. 10 (fig. C) [Ichthyological Bulletin, Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University No. 13; ref. 4122] Pinda, Mozambique, western Indian Ocean. Holotype: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 205. Paratypes: (orig. 7) SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 890-893 (1, 1, 3, 3). •Valid as Vanderhorstia ornatissima Smith 1959 -- (Yanagisawa 1978:287 [ref. 7028], Akihito in Masuda et al. 1984:261 [ref. 6441], Allen & Swainston 1988:136 [ref. 25477], Randall et al. 1990:412 [ref. 15987], Randall & Goren 1993:25 [ref. 21131], Francis 1993:167 [ref. 25479], Francis & Randall 1993:124 [ref. 20996], Allen 1997:218 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:412 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:242 [ref. 23965], Nakabo 2000:1234 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:416 [ref. 25191], Randall & Earle 2000:20 [ref. 25806], Allen 2000:122 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:44 [ref. 25847], Larson & Murdy 2001:3600 [ref. 26293], Randall et al. 2002:162 [ref. 26192], Nakabo 2002:1234 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:61 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:643 [ref. 27495], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:194 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:28 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3330 [ref. 27945], Shibukawa & Suzuki 2004:116 [ref. 28014], Randall 2005:559 [ref. 28239], Hoese & Larson 2006:1696 [ref. 29097], Shao et al. 2008:262 [ref. 29952], Fricke et al. 2009:104 [ref. 30213], Bogorodsky et al. 2011:219 [ref. 31666], Freinschlag & Patzner 2012:42 [ref. 31789], Suzuki & Chen 2014207 [ref. 33152], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:8 [ref. 33988], Fricke et al. 2018:344 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:163 [ref. 36273], Allen et al. 2019:96 [ref. 37044]). Current status: Valid as Vanderhorstia ornatissima Smith 1959. Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Madagascar Seychelles and RĂ©union (Mascarenes) east to Marquesas Islands, north to southern Japan and Taiwan, south to Rapa. Habitat: marine.