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neophytus, Gobius Günther [A.] 1877:174, Pl. 108 (fig. E) [Journal des Museum Godeffroy v. 4 (no. 13); ref. 14243] Ponape, Micronesia, western Pacific; Apia, Upolu Island, Samoa; Huahine and Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, South Pacific. Syntypes: (4) BMNH 1876.3.4.68 (1), 1876.3.4.72 (1), 1876.5.19.74 (1); NMW 33902 (1). Non-types: BMNH 1873.4.3.187 (1). •Valid as Coryphopterus neophytus (Günther 1877) -- (Randall 1995:797 [ref. 22357], Randall 1995:332 [ref. 22896], Randall et al. 1997:401 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:250 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:506 [ref. 24106] based on misidentified maximus, Johnson 1999:748 [ref. 25471], Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:636 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:408 [ref. 25191], Randall 2001:207 [ref. 25665], Hutchins 2001:42 [ref. 25847], Allen & Adrim 2003:58 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:644 [ref. 27495] dated 1875, Lobel & Lobel 2004:76 [ref. 27576], Greenfield & Randall 2004:518 [ref. 28175], Randall 2005:525 [ref. 28239], Allen & Erdmann 2012:972 [ref. 31980]). •Valid as Fusigobius neophytus (Günther 1877) -- (Dor 1984:245 [ref. 29757], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:251 [ref. 6441], Hoese & Reader 1985:7 [ref. 8155], Hoese 1986:789 [ref. 5670], Hoese & Obika 1988:286 [ref. 12745], Randall et al. 1990:401 [ref. 15987], Randall & Goren 1993:12 [ref. 21131], Goren & Dor 1994:64 [ref. 25356], Chen & Shao 1997:90 [ref. 23347], Nakabo 2000:1248 [ref. 25182], Allen 2000:120 [ref. 25868], Larson & Murdy 2001:3597 [ref. 26293], Nakabo 2002:1248 [ref. 26193], Thacker & Cole 2002:839 [ref. 26548], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S119 [ref. 27377], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:183 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:27 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3329 [ref. 27945] with question, Hoese & Larson 2006:1652 [ref. 29097], Shibukawa 2009:275 [ref. 30449], Motomura et al. 2010:212 [ref. 31256], Fricke et al. 2014:165 [ref. 33932], Koeda et al. 2016:92 [ref. 35333], Golani & Fricke 2018:154 [ref. 36273], Pinault et al. 2019:387 [ref. 36447]). Current status: Valid as Fusigobius neophytus (Günther 1877). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and Réunion (Mascarenes) east to Wake Atoll and Gambier Islands, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands and southern Japan, south to New Caledonia, Lord Howe Island, Tonga and Rapa. Habitat: marine.