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spinosus, Oplopomus Goren [M.] 1981:96, Fig. 2 [Cybium 3e série. Bulletin de la Société Française d'Ichtyologie v. 5 (no. 3); ref. 8597] North coast of Maitre Island, New Caledonia, depth 3-5 meters. Holotype (unique): MNHN 1980-0495. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:41-42 [ref. 19958]. Asterropteryx is feminine, so spinosa is correct. •Valid as Asterropteryx spinosus (Goren 1981) -- (Randall & Goren 1993:5 [ref. 21131], Chen et al. 1997:128 [ref. 22867], Myers 1999:245 [ref. 23965], Allen & Munday 1995:100 [ref. 21938], Nakabo 2000:1238 [ref. 25182], Hutchins 2001:42 [ref. 25847], Larson & Murdy 2001:3595 [ref. 26293], Allen & Adrim 2003:57 [ref. 26830], Randall et al. 2004:26 [ref. 27624], Hoese & Larson 2006:1625 [ref. 29097]). •Valid as Asterropteryx spinosa (Goren 1981) -- (Nakabo 2002:1238 [ref. 26193], Shibukawa & Suzuki 2002:274 [ref. 26337], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:178 [ref. 27510], Randall 2005:519 [ref. 28239], Shibukawa & Suzuki 2007:109 [ref. 29069], Allen & Erdmann 2012:911 [ref. 31980], Allen & Erdmann 2016:154 [ref. 34859]). Current status: Valid as Asterropteryx spinosa (Goren 1981). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Seychelles and Maldive Islands to Fiji and Tonga; Australia to Ryukyu Islands. Habitat: marine.