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bipunctatus, Asterropteryx Allen [G. R.] & Munday [P. L.] 1995:99, Figs. 1-2 [Revue française d'Aquariologie Herpétologie v. 22 (no. 3/4); ref. 21938] Outer reef on south side of Rausch Pass, 5°10'S, 145°50'E, Madang, Papua New Guinea, depth 38 meters. Holotype: WAM P.30346-007. Paratypes: WAM P.28170-034 (2), P.28181-016 (1), P.30357-019 (1), P.30369-010 (1), P.30406-005 (3), P.30620 (1), P.30804 (1). Type catalog: Moore et al. 2008:43 [ref. 30117]. Asterropteryx in feminine, so species as bipunctata is appropriate. •Valid as Asterropteryx bipunctatus Allen & Munday 1995 -- (Myers 1999:244 [ref. 23965], Allen 2000:118 [ref. 25868], Larson & Murdy 2001:3595 [ref. 26293], Allen & Adrim 2003:57 [ref. 26830]). •Valid as Asterropteryx bipunctata Allen & Munday 1995 -- (Suzuki et al. 2001:2 [ref. 25375], Shibukawa & Suzuki 2002:274 [ref. 26337], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:177 [ref. 27510], Randall 2005:518 [ref. 28239], Shibukawa & Suzuki 2007:109 [ref. 29069], Allen & Erdmann 2012:909 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:158 [ref. 33932], Allen & Erdmann 2016:154 [ref. 34859], Fricke et al. 2019:274 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Asterropteryx bipunctata Allen & Munday 1995. Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Andaman Islands and Indonesia east to New Ireland (Papua New Guinea), north to Philippines, south to Solomon Islands. Habitat: marine.