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oyamai, Astrocottus Watanabe [M.] 1958:221, Figs. 73-74, Pl. 4 [Studies of Japanese cottid fishes; ref. 21357] Misaki, Kanagawa Perf., Japan, depth 70 fathoms. Holotype (unique): apparently lost. Also described as new in Watanabe 1960:27, pl. 19 (fig. 1) [ref. 11959]. See Tsuruoka et al. 21008:36 [ref. 29568] for comments on discrepancies in the original description. •Valid as Astrocottus oyamai Watanabe 1958 -- (Yabe in Masuda et al. 1984:325 [ref. 6441], Nakabo 2000:632 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:632 [ref. 26001]). •Nomen dubium, not in Astrocottus -- (Tsuruoka et al. 2008:36 [ref. 29568]). Cottidae. Distribution: Western North Pacific: Japan [if valid]. Habitat: marine.