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belissimus, Acentrogobius Smith [J. L. B.] 1959:202, Pl. 11 (fig. A) [Ichthyological Bulletin, Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University No. 13; ref. 4122] Pinda, Mozambique, western Indian Ocean. Holotype: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 277. Paratypes: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 969 (1). Spelled belissimus in text, key and index but as bellissimus in plate (spelling on plate regarded as in error); first reviser not researched. •Valid as Acentrogobius belissimus Smith 1959 -- (Dor 1984:237 [ref. 29757]). •Valid as Exyrias bellissimus (Smith 1959) -- (Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:250 [ref. 6441], Murdy 1985:4 [ref. 19200], Randall et al. 1990:401 [ref. 15987], Anderson et al. 1998:27 [ref. 23611], Allen 1997:220 [ref. 23977], Nakabo 2000:1211 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:69 [ref. 25191], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:411 [ref. 25191], Hutchins 2001:43 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:1211 [ref. 26193]). •Valid as Exyrias belissimus (Smith 1959) -- (Goren & Dor 1994:64 [ref. 25356], Kuiter 1997:350 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:401 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:255 [ref. 23965], Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:637 [ref. 25122], Allen 2000:120 [ref. 25868], Larson & Murdy 2001:3597 [ref. 26293], Allen & Adrim 2003:58 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:644 [ref. 27495], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:182 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:27 [ref. 27624] as Exyrius, Allen & Randall 2005:231 [ref. 28537], Randall 2005:535 [ref. 28239], Hoese & Larson 2006:1648 [ref. 29097], Larson et al. 2008:148 [ref. 29532], Shibukawa 2009:273 [ref. 30449], Allen & Erdmann 2012:968 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:197 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:164 [ref. 33932], Koeda et al. 2016:91 [ref. 35333], Fricke et al. 2018:330 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:153 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:283 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Exyrias belissimus (Smith 1959). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and Madagascar east to Solomon Islands and Samoa, north to Kerama Islands (southern Japan), south to Western Australia, New Caledonia and Tonga. Habitat: marine.