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decora, Nemateleotris Randall [J. E.] & Allen [G. R.] 1973:361, Figs. 3B, 6-7 [Quarterly Journal of the Taiwan Museum (Taipei) v. 26 (nos 3/4); ref. 7123] Southwestern side of Augulupelu Reef, 7°15'33"N, 134°31'33"E, Palau Islands, Philippine Sea, western Pacific, depth 52 meters. Holotype: BPBM 9533. Paratypes: AMS I.16877-001 (1); BMNH 1973.5.10.2 (1); BPBM 14728-30 (1, 1, 2); CAS 27590 (1); USNM 209307 (4). •Valid as Nemateleotris decora Randall & Allen 1973 -- (Akihito in Masuda et al. 1984:245 [ref. 6441], Randall et al. 1990:415 [ref. 15987], Randall & Goren 1993:27 [ref. 21131], Kuiter 1997:362 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:415 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:262 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:525 [ref. 24106], Allen 2000:93 [ref. 37268], Nakabo 2000:1262 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:420 [ref. 25191], Larson 2001:3608 [ref. 26296], Nakabo 2002:1262 [ref. 26193], Randall & Shen 2002:493 [ref. 26738], Allen & Adrim 2003:61 [ref. 26830], Randall et al. 2004:29 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:564 [ref. 28239], Randall et al. 2005:130 [ref. 28745], Hoese 2006:1707 [ref. 28998], Shao et al. 2008:262 [ref. 29952], Fricke et al. 2009:104 [ref. 30213], Shibukawa 2009:290 [ref. 30449], Motomura et al. 2010:223 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:993 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:178 [ref. 33932], Koeda et al. 2016:96 [ref. 35333], Golani & Fricke 2018:164 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:293 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Nemateleotris decora Randall & Allen 1973. Microdesmidae: Ptereleotrinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Réunion and Mauritius (western Mascarenes) east to Pohnpei (Micronesia) and Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan, south to New Caledonia. Former Red Sea records are now assigned to N. exquisita Randall & Connell 2013. Habitat: marine.