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melasma, Eviota Lachner [E. A.] & Karnella [S. J.] 1980:27, Figs. 8(c-d), 9b, 10 [Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology No. 315; ref. 6916] South side, about 2 miles east of its west end, Endeavour Reef, Australia. Holotype: USNM 216286. Paratypes: AMNH 39048-55 (1, 4, 2, 5, 8, 8, 4, 3); AMS 20798-001 (?); ANSP (33, 9 lots); CAS 43546 (9); USNM 216287-89 (5, 21, 12), 216293 (7). Additional material at AMS, ANSP, BPBM, CAS, LACM, USNM, and WAM. Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:108 [ref. 13621]. •Valid as Eviota melasma Lachner & Karnella 1980 -- (Yoshino & Shimada in Masuda et al. 1984:243 [ref. 6441], Sunobe & Shimada 1989:481 [ref. 22497], Randall 1997:5 [ref. 24375], Randall et al. 1997:531 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:253 [ref. 23965], Johnson 1999:748 [ref. 25471] as cf melasma, Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:637 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1179 [ref. 25182], Allen 2000:119 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:43 [ref. 25847], Larson & Murdy 2001:3597 [ref. 26293], Nakabo 2002:1179 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:58 [ref. 26830], Randall et al. 2004:27 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:532 [ref. 28239], Hoese & Larson 2006:1645 [ref. 29097], Matsuura & Senou 2006:347 [ref. 28813], Greenfield & Randall 2010:271 [ref. 30765], Greenfield & Randall 2010:62 [ref. 31036], Hoese & Stewart 2012:66 [ref. 32113], Allen & Erdmann 2012:917 [ref. 31980], Greenfield & Allen 2012:45 [ref. 32255], Tornabene et al. 2013:2 [ref. 32884], Larson et al. 2013:196 [ref. 32988], Greenfield & Jewett 2014:58 [ref. 33326], Greenfield & Winterbottom 2016:43 [ref. 35011], Greenfield & Erdmann 2017:6 [ref. 35363], Greenfield 2017:34 [ref. 35705]). Current status: Valid as Eviota melasma Lachner & Karnella 1980. Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Southeastern Indian Ocean and West Pacific. Habitat: marine.