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dormitor, Gobiomorus Lacepède [B. G. E.] (ex Plumier) 1800:583, 589 [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 2; ref. 2709] Amérique méridionale [Martinique, West Indies]. No types known. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:51 [ref. 19958]. Based on Cephalus palustris in a manuscript description and drawing by Plumier (Charles Plumier, 1646-1704, French explorer and botanist). Also appeared in Sonnini 1803:263, 271 (vol. 7) [ref. 30473]. •Valid as Gobiomorus dormitor Lacepède 1800 -- (Pezold & Edwards 1983:104 [ref. 37431], Robins & Ray 1986:240 [ref. 23100], Bussing 1987:249 [ref. 22927], Miller & Wongrat 1990:956 [ref. 19381], Espinosa Pérez et al. 1993:73 [ref. 22290], Cervigón 1994:146 [ref. 24488], Greenfield & Thomerson 1997:230 [ref. 22947], Bussing 1998:420 [ref. 24179], Musick 2000:18 [ref. 24959], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:660 [ref. 27061], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:97 [ref. 27192], Murdy & Hoese 2003:1780 [ref. 27111], Nelson et al. 2004:169 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:659 [ref. 28815], Miller 2006:392 [ref. 28615], Scharpf 2009:12 [ref. 30400], Matamoros et al. 2009:24 [ref. 31241], Page & Burr 2011:616 [ref. 31215], Van Tassell 2011:148 [ref. 31732], Page et al. 2013:174 [ref. 32708], Phillip et al. 2013:24 [ref. 32896], Angulo et al. 2013:1006 [ref. 33194], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:74 [ref. 33341], Schmidt & McMullin 2015:4 [ref. 36603], Walsh & Chakrabarty 2016:515 [ref. 34497], Raz-Guzmán et al. 2018:345 [ref. 36407], Robins et al. 2018:406 [ref. 35886], López-Segovia et al. 2020:110 [ref. 38151], Rodríguez-Barrera et al. 2020:45 [ref. 37800]). Current status: Valid as Gobiomorus dormitor Lacepède 1800. Eleotridae: Eleotrinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Florida to Texas (U.S.A.) south to Brazil, including Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.