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melanosoma, Gobius Bleeker [P.] 1853:703 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch IndiĆ« v. 3 (no. 5); ref. 16833] Wahai, Ceram, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): RMNH 4546. The name melanosoma is apparently a noun, so melanosoma is correct. •Synonym of Paragobiodon echinocephalus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Maugé 1986:380 [ref. 6218]). •Valid as Eleotris melanosoma (Bleeker 1853) in Eleotridae -- (Wu in Pan et al. 1991:431 [ref. 23876]). •Valid as Paragobiodon melanosomus (Bleeker 1853) -- (Yoshino & Yamamoto in Masuda et al. 1984:266 [ref. 6441], Myers 1999:257 [ref. 23965], Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:639 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1185 [ref. 25182], Hutchins 2001:43 [ref. 25847], Larson & Murdy 2001:3599 [ref. 26293], Nakabo 2002:1185 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:59 [ref. 26830] as melanosoma, Hoese & Larson 2006:1671 [ref. 29097] as melanosoma, Allen & Erdmann 2012:902 [ref. 31980] as melanosomus, Larson et al. 2013:204 [ref. 32988] dated 1852, Fricke et al. 2014:170 [ref. 33932]). Current status: Valid as Paragobiodon melanosoma (Bleeker 1853). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Indonesia east to Marshall and Solomon islands, north to Philippines, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.