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smithi, Bathygobius Fricke [R.] 1999:502 [ ref. 24106] Bizana coast, Pondoland, South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 176. Replacement name for Pyosicus niger Smith 1960, secondarily preoccupied in Bathygobius by Gobius nigri Günther 1861 which Fricke refers to Bathygobius. •Valid as Bathygobius smithi Fricke 1999 -- (Fricke et al. 2009:100 [ref. 30213]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius smithi Fricke 1999. Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Southwestern Indian Ocean: South Africa, Réunion (western Mascarenes), India, Sri Lanka. Habitat: marine.