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stellatus, Synchiropus Smith [J. L. B.] 1963:559, Pl. 85 (figs. A-B) [Ichthyological Bulletin, Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University No. 28; ref. 4129] Pinda, Mozambique, western Indian Ocean. Holotype: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 167 or 162. Paratypes: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 1000-01 (1, 1). Type catalog: Fricke 1982:78 [ref. 5432]. Neosynchiropus Nakabo 1982 is preoccupied by Neosynchiropus Nalbant 1979 in the same family. •Valid as Neosynchiropus [sic, of Nakabo] stellatus (Smith 1963) -- (Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:392 [ref. 28072]). •Valid as Synchiropus stellatus Smith 1963 -- (Fricke 1981:107 [ref. 1499], Fricke 1982:78 [ref. 5432], Fricke 1983:677 [ref. 8349], Fricke 1986:774 [ref. 5653], Randall et al. 1990:389 [ref. 15987], Randall 1995:353 [ref. 22896], Myers 1999:232 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:494 [ref. 24106], Hutchins 2001:42 [ref. 25847], Fricke 2002:67 [ref. 26547], Allen & Adrim 2003:56 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S117 [ref. 27377], Randall 2005:509 [ref. 28239], Hoese & Bray 2006:1585 [ref. 29000], Fricke et al. 2009:97 [ref. 30213], Allen & Erdmann 2012:855 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:9 [ref. 33442], Fricke 2016:50 [ref. 34468], Fricke 2016:9 [ref. 34659], Fricke et al. 2018:316 [ref. 35805], Zajonz et al. 2019:95 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Synchiropus stellatus Smith 1963. Callionymidae. Distribution: Indian Ocean: East Africa, South Africa, Socotra, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to western Indonesia. Habitat: marine.