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macrophthalmus, Eviota Tomiyama [I.] 1936:47, Fig. 6 [Japanese Journal of Zoology v. 7 (no. 1); ref. 4413] Hatizyo-zima, Idu-sitito, Japan. Holotype (unique): ZUMT 30331 (not seen in 1997; apparently lost). Type catalog: Winterbottom 2019:56 [ref. 37115]. Trimma is neuter, so the adjective should be macrophthalmum. •Valid as Trimma macrophthalmum (Tomiyama 1936) (often seen as macrophthalma or macrophthalmus) -- (Hoese 1986:805 [ref. 5670], Kuiter 1993:354 [ref. 23929], Shimada & Yoshino 1994:5 [ref. 24340], Myers 1999:260 [ref. 23965], Allen 2000:93 [ref. 37268] as macrophthalma, Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:640 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1175 [ref. 25182], Hutchins 2001:44 [ref. 25847], Larson & Murdy 2001:3600 [ref. 26293], Winterbottom 2002:51 [ref. 26166], Nakabo 2002:1175 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:60 [ref. 26830], Winterbottom 2003:12 [ref. 26964], Randall et al. 2004:28 [ref. 27624] dated 1931, Winterbottom & Chen 2004:106 [ref. 27714], Randall 2005:553 [ref. 28239], Hoese & Larson 2006:1689 [ref. 29097], Hagiwara & Winterbottom 2007:164 [ref. 29103], Winterbottom & Southcott 2007:73 [ref. 29375], Motomura et al. 2010:221 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:941 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:174 [ref. 33932], Winterbottom & Hoese 2015:48 [ref. 33709], Suzuki et al. 2015:67 [ref. 33746], Koeda et al. 2016:95 [ref. 35333], Winterbottom 2019:56 [ref. 37115] as macrophthalmus). Current status: Valid as Trimma macrophthalmum (Tomiyama 1936). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) islands east to Phoenix Islands, Fiji and Samoa, north to Japan, south to Great Barrier Reef (Queensland, Australia). Western and central Indian Ocean records based on T. flammeum (see ref. 37115). Habitat: marine.