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sphynx, Gobius Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837:93 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 12; ref. 1006] New Guinea. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-1158. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:40 [ref. 19958]. Also spelled sphinx in early literature. •Valid as Amblygobius sphynx (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Hoese 1986:778 [ref. 5670], Maugé 1986:359 [ref. 6218], Randall et al. 1990:394 [ref. 15987], Suzuki et al. 1995:2 [ref. 24352], Kuiter 1997:346 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:394 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:243 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:498 [ref. 24106], Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:635 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1237 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:407 [ref. 25191], Allen 2000:118 [ref. 25868], Matsuura & Peristiwady in Matsuura & Peristiwady 2000:288 [ref. 27511], Larson & Murdy 2001:3595 [ref. 26293], Nakabo 2002:1237 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:56 [ref. 26830], Randall 2005:518 [ref. 28239], Hoese & Larson 2006:1622 [ref. 29097], Larson et al. 2008:146 [ref. 29532], Allen & Erdmann 2012:957 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:269 [ref. 32706], Fricke et al. 2014:158 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2018:324 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:147 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:273 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Amblygobius sphynx (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Comoros, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Palau and New Ireland (Papua New Guinea), north to Yaeyama Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Habitat: brackish, marine.