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barbarus, Gobius Linnaeus [C.] 1766:450 [Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae v. 1 (pt 1); ref. 2786] Liberia. Neotype: AMNH 32777. Neotype designated by Murdy 1989:35 [ref. 13628]. •Synonym of Periophthalmus cantonensis (Osbeck 1765) -- (Wu in Pan et al. 1991:502 [ref. 23876]). •Valid as Periophthalmus barbarus (Linnaeus 1766) -- (Murdy 1989:35 [ref. 13628], Harrison & Miller in Lévêque et al. 1992:801 [ref. 21590], Afonso et al. 1999:86 [ref. 25466], Larson & Takita 2004:184 [ref. 28075], Harrison et al. 2007:497 [ref. 30083], Jaafar & Larson 2008:952 [ref. 29863], Murdy 2011:105 [ref. 31728], Schliewen 2011:212 [ref. 31738], Félix et al. 2016:D [4] [ref. 34346], Miller & Murdy in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2843 [ref. 34618], Murdy & Jaafar 2017:21 [ref. 35561], Ali et al. 2018:337 [ref. 36183], Reiner 2019:265 [ref. 38139], Skelton 2019:228, 237 [ref. 36564]). Current status: Valid as Periophthalmus barbarus (Linnaeus 1766). Gobiidae: Oxudercinae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: Morocco south to Angola, including São Tomé and Principe. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.