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semipunctatus, Asterropterix Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1830:138, Pl. 34 (fig. 4) [Atlas zu der Reise im nördlichen Africa. Fische des Rothen Meeres; ref. 3843] Massawa, Eritrea, Red Sea. Holotype (unique): SMF 1691. Original genus is correctly spelled Asterropteryx. Asterropteryx is feminine, so Asterropteryx semipunctata is correct. •Valid as Asterropteryx semipunctatus [or semipunctata] Rüppell 1830 -- (Lindberg & Krasyukova 1975:340 [ref. 7348], Dor 1984:240 [ref. 29757], Hayashi in Masuda et al. 1984:242 [ref. 6441], Hoese 1986:779 [ref. 5670], Allen & Swainston 1988:134 [ref. 25477], Randall et al. 1990:394 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:355 [ref. 23929], Randall & Goren 1993:4 [ref. 21131], Francis 1993:166 [ref. 25479], Randall et al. 1994:240 [ref. 21645], Goren & Dor 1994:63 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:328 [ref. 22896], Allen 1997:216 [ref. 23977], Carpenter et al. 1997:213 [ref. 23922], Randall et al. 1997:394 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:244 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:498 [ref. 24106], Allen & Munday 1995:100 [ref. 21938], Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:635 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1238 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:407 [ref. 25191], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:241 [ref. 25480], Allen 2000:118 [ref. 25868], Shinohara et al. 2000:181 [ref. 25987], Larson 2001:159 [ref. 25522], Larson & Murdy 2001:3595 [ref. 26293], Sakai et al. 2001:109 [ref. 25693], Hutchins 2001:42 [ref. 25847], Allen & Adrim 2003:57 [ref. 26830], Heemstra et al. 2004:3328 [ref. 27945] as semipunctatus, Greenfield & Randall 2004:506 [ref. 28175] as semipunctatus, Hoese & Larson 2006:1625 [ref. 29097] as semipunctatus). •Valid as Asterropteryx semipunctata Rüppell 1830 -- (Nakabo 2002:1238 [ref. 26193] , Shibukawa & Suzuki 2002:274 [ref. 26337], Shibukawa & Suzuki 2002:274 [ref. 26337], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S118 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:643 [ref. 27495], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:177 [ref. 27510], Lobel & Lobel 2004:75 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:26 [ref. 27624], Adrim et al. 2004:126 [ref. 27715], Randall 2005:519 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:470 [ref. 28379], Hoese & Larson 2006:1625 [ref. 29097], Shibukawa & Suzuki 2007:109 [ref. 29069], Randall 2007:388 [ref. 30952], Larson et al. 2008:146 [ref. 29532], Fricke et al. 2009:99 [ref. 30213], Shibukawa 2009:264 [ref. 30449], Motomura et al. 2010:204 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:910 [ref. 31980], Matsui et al. 2014:5 [ref. 33344], Fricke et al. 2014:158 [ref. 33932], Koeda et al. 2016:89 [ref. 35333], Koeda et al. 2016:16 [ref. 35354], Fricke et al. 2018:325 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:148 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Asterropteryx semipunctata Rüppell 1830. Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East and South Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Wake Atoll, Hawaiian Islands and Tuamotu Archipelago, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia, Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia and Rapa. Habitat: marine.