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papuensis, Gobius Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837:106 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 12; ref. 1006] New Guinea. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-1174. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:38 [ref. 19958]. See also Bilecenoglu et al. 2002:135 [ref. 26753]. •Valid as Oxyurichthys papuensis (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Goren 1979:49 [ref. 1852], Dor 1984:249 [ref. 29757], Miller in Whitehead et al. 1986:1066 [ref. 13677], Maugé 1986:379 [ref. 6218], Hoese 1986:797 [ref. 5670], Kottelat et al. 1993:147 [ref. 23448], Goren & Dor 1994:65 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:339 [ref. 22896], Zhu 1995:181 [ref. 25213], Carpenter et al. 1997:213 [ref. 23922], Golani 1998:97 [ref. 27567], Myers 1999:243 [ref. 23965], Suzuki et al. 2000:2 [ref. 24582], Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:639 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1192 [ref. 25182], Larson & Murdy 2001:3601 [ref. 26293], Nakabo 2002:1192 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:59 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S118 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:642 [ref. 27495], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:188 [ref. 27510], Mishra & Krishnan 2003:43 [ref. 27712], Randall 2005:544 [ref. 28239], Larson et al. 2008:143 [ref. 29532], Shibukawa 2009:282 [ref. 30449], Allen & Erdmann 2012:984 [ref. 31980], Kottelat 2013:416 [ref. 32989], Pezold & Larson 2015:6, 57 [ref. 33894], Prokofiev 2016:648 [ref. 35020], Fricke et al. 2018:336 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:158 [ref. 36273], Eagderi et al. 2019:65 [ref. 37020], Habib & Islam 2020:Supplementary table p. 14 [ref. 38321]). Current status: Valid as Oxyurichthys papuensis (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Persian Gulf and Madagascar east to Philippines and Society Islands (French Polynesia), north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia. Former Red Sea records are now assigned to O. petersii (Klunzinger 1871). Habitat: brackish, marine.