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splendidus, Callionymus Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1927:416, Pl. 2 [Philippine Journal of Science v. 32 (no. 3); ref. 2102] Bungau, Philippines, depth 2 fathoms. Holotype (unique): BSMP (presumed destroyed). Genus misspelled Gallionymus in main heading; correctly as Callionymus on figure. May use Synchiropus or Pterosynchiropus; authors differ. •Valid as Pterosynchiropus splendidus (Herre 1927) -- (Nakabo in Masuda et al. 1984:344 [ref. 6441], Nakabo 2000:1128 [ref. 25182], Nakabo 2002:1128 [ref. 26193], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:173 [ref. 27510], Hoese & Bray 2006:1588 [ref. 29000]). •Valid as Synchiropus splendidus (Herre 1927) -- (Fricke 1981:127 [ref. 1499], Fricke 1982:78 [ref. 5432], Fricke 1983:668 [ref. 8349], Randall et al. 1990:389 [ref. 15987], Fricke 1993:374 [ref. 22077], Allen 1997:214 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:342 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:389 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:232 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:490 [ref. 24106], Fricke in Randall & Lim 2000:634 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:401 [ref. 25191], Fricke 2000:45 [ref. 25197], Fricke 2001:3555 [ref. 26292], Hutchins 2001:42 [ref. 25847], Fricke 2002:66 [ref. 26547], Allen & Adrim 2003:56 [ref. 26830], Randall 2005:510 [ref. 28239], Fricke 2006:12 [ref. 28872], Allen & Erdmann 2012:854 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:155 [ref. 33932], Fricke 2016:51 [ref. 34468], Fricke 2016:21 [ref. 34659], Fricke 2017:183 [ref. 35548], Fricke et al. 2019:266 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Synchiropus splendidus (Herre 1927). Callionymidae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: central Indonesia east to Palau, Micronesia, New Ireland (Papua New Guinea) and Solomon Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.