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phalaena, Gobius Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837:92 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 12; ref. 1006] Vanikoro Island, Santa Cruz Islands, southwestern Pacific. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-1159. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:38 [ref. 19958]. •Synonym of Amblygobius albimaculatus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Maugé 1986:359 [ref. 6218]). •Valid as Amblygobius phalaena (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Allen & Swainston 1988:134 [ref. 25477], Randall et al. 1990:393 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:357 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:166 [ref. 25479], Suzuki et al. 1995:2 [ref. 24352], Allen 1997:216 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:344 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:393 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:242 [ref. 23965], Johnson 1999:748 [ref. 25471], Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:635 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1237 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:407 [ref. 25191], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:241 [ref. 25480], Allen 2000:118 [ref. 25868], Larson & Murdy 2001:3595 [ref. 26293], Sakai et al. 2001:109 [ref. 25693], Hutchins 2001:42 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:1237 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:56 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:643 [ref. 27495], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:176 [ref. 27510], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:176 [ref. 27510], Lobel & Lobel 2004:75 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:26 [ref. 27624], Adrim et al. 2004:126 [ref. 27715], Randall 2005:518 [ref. 28239], Larson et al. 2008:146 [ref. 29532], Motomura et al. 2010:203 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:956 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:189 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:158 [ref. 33932], Prokofiev 2016:643 [ref. 35020], Koeda et al. 2016:88 [ref. 35333], Daniel et al. 2018:116 [ref. 36171], Shibukawa in Kimura et al. 2018:255 [ref. 36460], Fricke et al. 2019:273 [ref. 36673], Hoschke et al. 2019:160 [ref. 36626]). Current status: Valid as Amblygobius phalaena (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Andaman Islands and Cocos-Keeling Islands east to Marquesas and Tuamotu Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Rottnest Island (Western Australia), Sydney (New South Wales, Australia) and Lord Howe Island. Habitat: marine.