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curiosus, Gunnellichthys Dawson [C. E.] 1968:54, Figs. 1-4 [Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 81; ref. 7885] Southeast of point forming south end of Laraie Bay, Curieuse Island, Seychelles, western Indian Ocean, depth about 30 feet. Holotype (unique): ANSP 103611. Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:127 [ref. 13621]. •Valid as Gunnellichthys curiosus Dawson 1968 -- (Randall et al. 1990:413 [ref. 15987], Randall & Goren 1993:26 [ref. 21131], Allen 1997:220 [ref. 23977] with genus as Gunnelichthys, Senou et al. 1997:4 [ref. 24381], Randall et al. 1997:413 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:262 [ref. 23965] with genus as Gunnelichthys, Nakabo 2000:1261 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:419 [ref. 25191], Allen 2000:122 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:44 [ref. 25847], Larson 2001:3608 [ref. 26296], Nakabo 2002:1261 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:61 [ref. 26830] with genus as Gunnelichthys, Kimura et al. 2003:2 [ref. 27051], Myers & Donaldson 2003:645 [ref. 27495], Heemstra et al. 2004:3330 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:396 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:562 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:483 [ref. 28379], Hoese 2006:1704 [ref. 28998], Randall 2007:409 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:104 [ref. 30213], Allen & Erdmann 2012:990 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:177 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2018:345 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Gunnellichthys curiosus Dawson 1968. Microdesmidae: Microdesminae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and Réunion (western Mascarenes) east to Hawaiian Islands and Society Islands, north to Taiwan and southern Japan, south to Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.