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ornatus, Gobius Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1830:135 [Atlas zu der Reise im nördlichen Africa. Fische des Rothen Meeres; ref. 3843] Massawa, Eritrea, Red Sea. Lectotype: SMF 1738. Paralectotypes: ?BMNH 1860.12.3.10 [from Rüppell] (1), SMF 4918-19 (2). Lectotype established by Dor 1984:238 [ref. 29757] if not designated earlier. •Valid as Acentrogobius ornatus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Goren 1979:21 [ref. 1852], Dor 1984:238 [ref. 29757], Krishnan & Mishra 1994:296 [ref. 24014]). •Valid as Istigobius ornatus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Akihito in Masuda et al. 1984:253 [ref. 6441], Murdy & Hoese 1985:9 [ref. 5237] with holotype and paratypes, Murdy 1985:124 [ref. 21599], Hoese 1986:793 [ref. 5670], Maugé 1986:374 [ref. 6218], Allen & Swainston 1988:136 [ref. 25477], Kottelat et al. 1993:146 [ref. 23448], Goren & Dor 1994:65 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:339 [ref. 22896], Rainboth 1996:202 [ref. 22772], Allen 1997:218 [ref. 23977], Larson & Williams 1997:369 [ref. 23967], Kuiter 1997:352 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:534 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:257 [ref. 23965], Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:638 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1212 [ref. 25182], Allen 2000:120 [ref. 25868], Sakai et al. 2001:113 [ref. 25693], Hutchins 2001:43 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:1214 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:59 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S119 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:644 [ref. 27495], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:186 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:28 [ref. 27624], Adrim et al. 2004:126 [ref. 27715], Randall 2005:539 [ref. 28239], Hoese & Larson 2006:1661 [ref. 29097], Larson et al. 2008:149 [ref. 29532], Ghanbarifardi & Malek 2009:[4] 498 [ref. 37937], Shibukawa 2009:278 [ref. 30449], Motomura et al. 2010:215 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:980 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:201 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:411 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2014:168 [ref. 33932], Koeda et al. 2016:92 [ref. 35333], Fricke et al. 2018:334 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:157 [ref. 36273], Eagderi et al. 2019:65 [ref. 37020], Fricke et al. 2019:286 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:96 [ref. 36871], Wada in Motomura et al. 2021:73 [ref. 38121]). Current status: Valid as Istigobius ornatus (Rüppell 1830). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Red Sea; Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Persian Gulf, Socotra and Madagascar east to Society and Marquesas Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands and Ogasawara Islands (Japan), south to Queensland (Australia), New Caledonia and Tonga. Habitat: brackish, marine.