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mertensi, Vanderhorstia Klausewitz [W.] 1974:210, Figs. 5-7 [Senckenbergiana Biologica v. 55 (nos 4/6); ref. 2614] Marsah Murach, South Sinai Governorate, Egypt, Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, depth 4 meters. Holotype: SMF 12754. Paratypes: SMF 12755 (1). •Valid as Vanderhorstia mertensi Klausewitz 1974 -- (Yanagisawa 1978:288 [ref. 7028], Goren 1979:55 [ref. 1852], Dor 1984:251 [ref. 29757], Akihito in Masuda et al. 1984:260 [ref. 6441], Goren & Dor 1994:67 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:344 [ref. 22896], Allen & Munday 1995:103 [ref. 21938], Allen 2000:122 [ref. 25868], Larson & Murdy 2001:3600 [ref. 26293] as mertensii, Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S119 [ref. 27377], Shibukawa & Suzuki 2004:116 [ref. 28014], Greenfield & Longenecker 2005:622 [ref. 28487], Randall 2007:23 [ref. 29032], Hoese & Larson 2006:1696 [ref. 29097], Zenetos et al. 2010:414 [ref. 31201], Freinschlag & Patzner 2012:42 [ref. 31789], Suzuki & Chen 2014:207 [ref. 33152], Bogorodsky & Randall 2018:[21] 259 [ref. 36492], Golani & Fricke 2018:163 [ref. 36273], Tiralongo & Pillon 2019:648 [ref. 37192], Kovačić 2020:78 [ref. 37932], Golani 2021:78 [ref. 38303]). Current status: Valid as Vanderhorstia mertensi Klausewitz 1974. Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Red Sea; Indo-West Pacific: Oman; Philippines north to Taiwan and southern Japan, south to New Guinea and northern Australia; Mediterranean Sea (Red Sea immigrant). Habitat: marine.