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xanthosoma, Gobius Bleeker [P.] 1853:703 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch IndiĆ« v. 3 (no. 5); ref. 16833] Wahai, Ceram, Molucca Island, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): RMNH 4545 (20 mm TL). The name xanthosoma apparently is a noun, so xanthosoma is correct. •Valid as Paragobiodon xanthosomus (Bleeker 1853) -- (Hoese 1986:799 [ref. 5670], Randall et al. 1990:406 [ref. 15987], Francis 1993:167 [ref. 25479], Randall et al. 1997:406 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:258 [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], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:188 [ref. 27510], Randall 2005:545 [ref. 28239], Allen & Erdmann 2012:903 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:204 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:170 [ref. 33932]). •Valid as Paragobiodon xanthosoma (Bleeker 1853) -- (Goren & Voldarsky 1980 [ref. 21385], Dor 1984:249 [ref. 29757], Yoshino & Yamamoto in Masuda et al. 1984:266 [ref. 6441], Goren & Dor 1994:65 [ref. 25356], Allen & Adrim 2003:59 [ref. 26830], Hoese & Larson 2006:1672 [ref. 29097], Motomura et al. 2010:216 [ref. 31256], Golani & Fricke 2018:158 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:287 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Paragobiodon xanthosoma (Bleeker 1853). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and Seychelles east to Philippines and Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to Queensland (Australia), Lord Howe Island, Chesterfield and Loyalty islands (New Caledonia). Habitat: marine.