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ensifera, Brachyeleotris Bleeker [P.] 1874:375 [Verslagen en Mededeelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen. Afdeeling Natuurkunde (Ser. 2) v. 8; ref. 436] Kajeli, Buru Island, Maluku, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): RMNH 4675. Asterropteryx is feminine, so correct is apparently ensifera. •Valid as Asterropteryx ensiferus (Bleeker 1874) -- (Hayashi in Masuda et al. 1984:241 [ref. 6441], Randall et al. 1997:527 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:244 [ref. 23965], Allen & Munday 1995:100 [ref. 21938], Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:635 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1238 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:407 [ref. 25191], Larson & Murdy 2001:3595 [ref. 26293], Sakai et al. 2001:109 [ref. 25693], Hutchins 2001:42 [ref. 25847], Hoese & Larson 2006:1625 [ref. 29097]). •Valid as Asterropteryx ensifera (Bleeker 1874) -- (Nakabo 2002:1238 [ref. 26193], Shibukawa & Suzuki 2002:274 [ref. 26337], Allen & Adrim 2003:57 [ref. 26830] as ensifer, Randall et al. 2004:26 [ref. 27624] as ensiferus, Randall 2005:519 [ref. 28239], Shibukawa & Suzuki 2007:109 [ref. 29069], Shibukawa 2009:263 [ref. 30449], Dimara et al. 2010:621 [ref. 31108], Allen & Erdmann 2012:910 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2018:324 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Asterropteryx ensifera (Bleeker 1874). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Seychelles and Madagascar east to Marshall and Society islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia. Habitat: brackish, marine.