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atropurpureum, Microsicydium Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1927:296 [Monographs, Bureau of Science Manila Monogr. 23; ref. 2104] Lagu Lagu creek, southern margin of Visayan State Coll. of Agric., about 1 kilometer from sea, Leyte, Philippines. Neotype: ZRC 38392. Type catalog: Koumans 1940:192 [ref. 2676]. Holotype and BSMP 13234 (3) from Irid River, Philippines destroyed; neotype designated by Watson & Kottelat 1995:4 [ref. 21671]. Originally as atro-purpureum. •Valid as Stiphodon atropurpureus (Herre 1927) -- (Watson & Kottelat 1995:3 [ref. 21671] as atropurpureum, Watson & Chen 1998:59 [ref. 23584], Nakabo 2000:1160 [ref. 25182], Larson & Murdy 2001:3603 [ref. 26293], Sakai et al. 2001:119 [ref. 25693], Yonezawa & Iwata 2001:2 [ref. 25609], Nakabo 2002:1160 [ref. 26193], Watson 2008:51 [ref. 29534], Yonezawa et al. 2010:258 [ref. 30902], Maeda et al. 2012:287 [ref. 31973], Maeda et al. 2012:320 [ref. 32002], Maeda 2013:(7) [ref. 33023], Kottelat 2013:430 [ref. 32989], Maeda & Palla 2015:393 [ref. 33960], Maeda et al. 2015:256 [ref. 33999], Keith et al. 2015:182 [ref. 34328], Zhang et al. 2016:207 [ref. 34477]). Current status: Valid as Stiphodon atropurpureus (Herre 1927). Gobiidae: Sicydiinae. Distribution: Japan to China, south to Malaysia and to Indonesia, Philippines [supposedly amphidromous]. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.