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echinocephalus, Gobius Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1830:136, Pl. 34 (fig. 3) [Atlas zu der Reise im nördlichen Africa. Fische des Rothen Meeres; ref. 3843] Massawa, Eritrea, Red Sea. Syntypes or possible types: BMNH 1860.12.3.2-3 (2); SMF 1722 (6); ZMB 2087-89 (1, 1, 1), 6553 (1), 15589 (1). Also in Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837:134 [ref. 1006]. •Valid as Paragobiodon echinocephalus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Dor 1984:249 [ref. 29757], Yoshino & Yamamoto in Masuda et al. 1984:266 [ref. 6441], Maugé 1986:379 [ref. 6218], Hoese 1986:798 [ref. 5670], Allen & Swainston 1988:136 [ref. 25477], Randall et al. 1990:405 [ref. 15987], Goren & Dor 1994:65 [ref. 25356], Allen 1997:218 [ref. 23977], Larson & Williams 1997:369 [ref. 23967], Randall et al. 1997:405 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:257 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:518 [ref. 24106], Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:639 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1185 [ref. 25182], Randall & Earle 2000:19 [ref. 25806], Allen 2000:121 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:43 [ref. 25847], Larson & Murdy 2001:3598 [ref. 26293], Nakabo 2002:1185 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:59 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:645 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:28 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:544 [ref. 28239], Herler & Hilgers 2005:123 [ref. 28528], Hoese & Larson 2006:1671 [ref. 29097], Larson et al. 2008:150 [ref. 29532], Fricke et al. 2009:102 [ref. 30213], Motomura et al. 2010:216 [ref. 31256], Suzuki & Randall 2011:155 [ref. 31616], Allen & Erdmann 2012:902 [ref. 31980]. Larson et al. 2013:203 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:169 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:8 [ref. 33988] dated 1828, Prokofiev 2016:652 [ref. 35020], Fricke et al. 2018:337 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:158 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Paragobiodon echinocephalus (Rüppell 1830). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: Seychelles, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Tuamotu Archipelago and Marquesas Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Queensland (Australia), New Caledonia, Lord Howe Island, and Tonga. Habitat: marine.