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dormitator, Platycephalus Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] (ex Plumier) 1801:60, Pl. 12 [M. E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae; ref. 471] Martinica [Martinique Island, West Indies]. No types known. Apparently independent of Gobiomorus dormitor Lacep├Ęde 1800, but based on the same source. Based on Cephalus palustris in a manuscript description and drawing by Plumier (Charles Plumier, 1646-1704, French explorer and botanist). •Synonym of Gobiomorus dormitor Lacepède 1800 -- (Lee et al. 1980:784 [ref. 22416], Miller & Wongrat 1990:957 [ref. 19381], Lim et al. 2002:94 [ref. 28310], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:660 [ref. 27061]). Current status: Synonym of Gobiomorus dormitor Lacep├Ęde 1800. Eleotridae: Eleotrinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.