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decoratus, Rhinogobius Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1927:181, Pl. 13 (fig. 3) [Monographs, Bureau of Science Manila Monogr. 23; ref. 2104] West side Apo Island, Philippines [Bohol Sea, western Pacific], 9°04'25"N, 123°16'05"E, depth 0-20 feet. Neotype: USNM 254289. Type catalog: Koumans 1940:186 [ref. 2676]. Original syntypes: BSMP 13056 (1), 26881-82 (1, 1) destroyed but seen by Koumans. Neotype designated by Murdy & Hoese 1985:30 [ref. 5237]. •Valid as Istigobius decoratus (Herre 1927) -- (Akihito in Masuda et al. 1984:252 [ref. 6441], Hoese 1986:793 [ref. 5670], Allen & Swainston 1988:136 [ref. 25477], Randall et al. 1990:404 [ref. 15987], Randall & Goren 1993:15 [ref. 21131], Kuiter 1993:345 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:167 [ref. 25479], Randall et al. 1994:248 [ref. 21645], Goren & Dor 1994:65 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:338 [ref. 22896], Allen 1997:218 [ref. 23977], Carpenter et al. 1997:215 [ref. 23922], Randall et al. 1997:404 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:256 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:516 [ref. 24106], Johnson 1999:749 [ref. 25471], Allen 2000:93 [ref. 37268], Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:638 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1213 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:412 [ref. 25191], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:239, 248 [ref. 25480], Allen 2000:120 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:43 [ref. 25847], Larson & Murdy 2001:3598 [ref. 26293], Nakabo 2002:1213 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:59 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S119 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:644 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:28 [ref. 27624], Adrim et al. 2004:126 [ref. 27715], Heemstra et al. 2004:3329 [ref. 27945], Randall 2005:538 [ref. 28239], Hoese & Larson 2006:1660 [ref. 29097], Larson et al. 2008:149 [ref. 29532], Fricke et al. 2009:102 [ref. 30213], Motomura et al. 2010:214 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:979 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:200 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:167 [ref. 33932], Koeda et al. 2016:92 [ref. 35333], Suzuki et al. 2017:80 [ref. 35202], Fricke et al. 2018:334 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:157 [ref. 36273], Arndt & Fricke 2019:17 [ref. 36883], Eagderi et al. 2019:64 [ref. 37020], Fricke et al. 2019:285 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:96 [ref. 36871], Wada in Motomura et al. 2021:72 [ref. 38121]). Current status: Valid as Istigobius decoratus (Herre 1927). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Red Sea; Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Persian Gulf, Socotra, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Rotuma and Tonga, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia and Australia, and Lord Howe Island. Habitat: marine.