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commersonii, Gobius Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837:136 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 12; ref. 1006] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. No types known. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:55 [ref. 19958] as no types at MNHN. Replacement name for Gobius niger Lacep├Ęde 1800; but objectively invalid because it is itself preoccupied by Gobius commersoni Schlegel 1801. •Treated as valid as Gobius commersonii Valenciennes 1837 -- (Maugé 1986:374 [ref. 6218]). •Synonym of Awaous commersoni (Schneider 1801) -- (Fricke 1999:499 [ref. 24106]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous commersoni (Schneider 1801). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Habitat: brackish.