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lagocephalus, Gobius Pallas [P. S.] 1770:14, Pl. 2 (figs. 6-7) [Spicilegia Zoologica v. 1 (fasc. 8); ref. 12293] Ravine St. Gilles, RĂ©union, western Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Neotype: SMF 28571. Neotype designation by Fricke 1999:523 [ref. 24106] is invalid; see Fricke 2000:639 [ref. 24537]. Also neotype designation [SMF 28571] by "G. Marquet" in Watson et al. 2000:13 [ref. 25138] is invalid, not meeting the conditions of Article 75.3 of the Code. See discussion in Sparks & Nelson 2004:17 [ref. 27700]. Neotype validly selected by Kottelat 2007:693 [see ref. 30606]. Name placed on Official List in Opinion 2239. •Nomen dubium, incertae sedis in subfamily Sicydiinae -- (Sparks & Nelson 2004:17 [ref. 27700]). •Valid as Sicyopterus lagocephalus (Pallas 1770) -- (Maugé 1986:383 [ref. 6218], Balon & Bruton 1994:25 [ref. 22317], Fricke 1999:523 [ref. 24106], Keith et al. 1999:116 [ref. 24548], Watson et al. 2000:13 [ref. 25138], Nakabo 2000:1159 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:62 [ref. 25191], Stiassny & Harrison 2000:152 [ref. 25252], Sasaki et al. 2001:2 [ref. 25228], Watson et al. 2001:42 [ref. 25349], Buden et al. 2001:6 [ref. 25496], Sakai et al. 2001:118 [ref. 25693], Allen et al. 2002:274 [ref. 25930], Keith et al. 2002:126 [ref. 31473], Nakabo 2002:1159 [ref. 26193], Keith et al. 2002:188 [ref. 26363], Myers & Donaldson 2003:642 [ref. 27495] dated 1774, Keith et al. 2004:117 [ref. 27828], Hoese & Larson 2006:1683 [ref. 29097], Fricke et al. 2009:103 [ref. 30213], Yonezawa et al. 2010:257 [ref. 30902], Keith et al. 2012:303 [ref. 31972], Kottelat 2013:428 [ref. 32989], Keith et al. 2015:102 [ref. 34328], Koeda et al. 2016:94 [ref. 35333], Maeda & Saeki 2018:260 [ref. 36339], Arndt & Fricke 2019:17 [ref. 36883]). Current status: Valid as Sicyopterus lagocephalus (Pallas 1770). Gobiidae: Sicydiinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Comoros, RĂ©union, Mauritius (Mascarenes) and islands east to French Polynesia, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.