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nocturnus, Ctenogobius Smith [J. L. B.] 1957:723, Fig. 2 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 12) v. 9 (no. 106) (art. 93); ref. 4109] Aldabra Island, western Indian Ocean, depth 5-10 fathoms. Holotype: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 198. Paratypes: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 876 (2). •Valid as Priolepis nocturna (Smith 1957) -- (Winterbottom & Burridge 1993:505 [ref. 20895], Randall & Goren 1993:20 [ref. 21131], Ohnishi et al. 1996 [ref. 22265], Nakabo 2000:1173 [ref. 25182] as nocturuna, Randall & Earle 2000:20 [ref. 25806], Larson & Murdy 2001:3599 [ref. 26293], Nakabo 2002:1173 [ref. 26193] as nocturuna, Allen & Adrim 2003:60 [ref. 26830], Randall 2005:549 [ref. 28239], Dimara et al. 2010:621 [ref. 31108], Motomura et al. 2010:218 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:930 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:171 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:8 [ref. 33988]). Current status: Valid as Priolepis nocturna (Smith 1957). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Seychelles to Malaysia, Indonesia, east to Phoenix and Marquesas islands, south to Papua New Guinea. Habitat: marine.