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Species in the genus Awaous: [ 53 ] records


acritosus, Awaous (Awaous) Watson [R. E.] 1994:372, Fig. 1 [Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 5 (no. 4); ref. 21576] Brown River at bridge 18.3 miles north of junction Brown-Sogeri Road, Central District, Papua New Guinea. Holotype: USNM 210816. Paratypes: KFRS F.5241-08 (2, not found); QM I.14162 (1), I.20753 (1); USNM 210776 (1), 210787 (1), 210804 (1), 210843 (1); WAM P.27395-006 (3), P.28545-005 (1), P.28546-006 (6). Type catalog: Moore et al. 2008:43 [ref. 30117]. Specimens not found in KFRS (Pogonoski, Appleyard & White, pers. comm. 9/18/2016). •Valid as Awaous acritosus Watson 1994 -- (Larson & Murdy 2001:3600 [ref. 26293], Unmack 2001:1064 [ref. 25797], Allen et al. 2002:259 [ref. 25930], Hoese & Larson 2006:1626 [ref. 29097], Pusey et al. 2017:70 [ref. 35250]). Current status: Valid as Awaous acritosus Watson 1994. Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Distribution: Australia and New Guinea. Habitat: freshwater.

aeneofuscus, Gobius Peters [W. (C. H.)] 1852:681 [Bericht über die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1852; ref. 18539] Sena, Zambezi River, Mozambique. Syntypes and possible syntypes: BMNH 1861.5.2.75 (1); ZMB 2105-07 (2, 3, 1), 17429 (1). Also in Peters 1868:18, Pl. 3 (fig. 1) [ref. 3440]. •Valid as Chonophorus aeneofuscus (Peters 1852) -- (Maugé 1986:363 [ref. 6218]). •Valid as Awaous aeneofuscus (Peters 1852) -- (Hoese 1986:779 [ref. 5670], Skelton 1993:363 [ref. 24071], Reinthal & Stiassny 1997:354 [ref. 22780], Stiassny & Harrison 2000:151 [ref. 25252], Skelton 2001:363 [ref. 27406], Seegers et al. 2003:46 [ref. 28087], Heemstra et al. 2004:3328 [ref. 27945], Marshall 2011:264 [ref. 31755], Fricke et al. 2018:325 [ref. 35805], Esmaeili et al. 2019:[6] [ref. 37285], Zajonz et al. 2019:95 [ref. 36871] as cf. aeneofuscus, Al-Jufaili et al. 2021:[3] [ref. 38743], Fermon et al. 2022:222 [ref. 39448] with question, Larson 2022:157 [ref. 39971]). Current status: Valid as Awaous aeneofuscus (Peters 1852). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: East Africa east to Madagascar and southern Iran. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

awaou, Gobius Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1800:537, 566 [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 2; ref. 2709] Tahiti, Society Islands [South Pacific]. No types known. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:54 [ref. 19958]. Unnecessary replacement name for Gobius ocellaris Broussonet 1782. Also appeared in Sonnini 1803:195, 239 (vol. 7) [ref. 30473]. •Synonym of Awaous ocellaris (Broussonet 1782) -- (Watson 1992:167 [ref. 20016]). Replacement Name. Current status: Synonym of Awaous ocellaris (Broussonet 1782). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

badius, Euctenogobius Gill [T. N.] 1859:47 [Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York v. 7 (nos 1-3, art. 10); ref. 1754] Amazon River mouth. Holotype (unique): USNM 6091. Type catalog: Koumans 1940:132 [ref. 2676] as probably type. •Synonym of Awaous flavus (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Watson & Horsthemke 1995:84 [ref. 21933], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:658 [ref. 27061], Lasso-Alcalá & Lasso 2008:121 [ref. 30588]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous flavus (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

banana, Gobius Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837:103 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 12; ref. 1006] Santo Domingo. Lectotype: MNHN A-1265. Paralectotypes: MNHN A-1359 (1). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:26 [ref. 19958] as holotype and paratype. Lectotype designated by Watson 1996:3 [ref. 22211]. •Synonym of Awaous tajasica (Lichtenstein 1822) -- (Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:438 [ref. 24550]). •Valid as Awaous banana (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Watson 1996:3 [ref. 22211], Greenfield & Thomerson 1997:237 [ref. 22947], Bussing 1998:396 [ref. 24179], Musick 2000:18 [ref. 24959], Lim et al. 2002:98 [ref. 28310], Murdy & Hoese 2003:1795 [ref. 27111], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:657 [ref. 27061], Ross & Rhode 2004:302 [ref. 27789], Nelson et al. 2004:169 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:668 [ref. 28815], Lasso-Alcalá & Lasso 2008:126 [ref. 30588], Scharpf 2009:13 [ref. 30400], Matamoros et al. 2009:24 [ref. 31241], Page & Burr 2011:617 [ref. 31215], Van Tassell 2011:142 [ref. 31732], McMahan et al. 2013:453 [ref. 32422], Lindstrom et al. 2012:296 [ref. 32536], Angulo et al. 2013:1007 [ref. 33194], Page et al. 2013:174 [ref. 32708], Phillip et al. 2013:24 [ref. 32896], Barriga Salazar 2014:119 [ref. 35745], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:75 [ref. 33341], Schmidt & McMullin 2015:4 [ref. 36603], Walsh & Chakrabarty 2016:515 [ref. 34497], Robins et al. 2018:408 [ref. 35886], López-Segovia et al. 2020:110 [ref. 38151], Rodríguez-Barrera et al. 2020:45 [ref. 37800], Al-Jufaili et al. 2021:[3] [ref. 38743], McMahan et al. 2021:[5] [ref. 38383], Angulo et al. 2023:35 [ref. 40676]). Current status: Valid as Awaous banana (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: North Carolina (U.S.A) south to Venezuela, including southern Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Replaced in eastern Pacific by Awaous transandeanus (Günther 1861). Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

bucculentus, Chonophorus Poey [F.] 1860:275 [Memorias sobre la historia natural de la Isla de Cuba v. 2; ref. 3499] Cuba. Syntypes and/or Poey specimens: MCZ 13330 (1), 13375 (1), 13379-80 (1, 1); USNM 4772 (1), 4774 (1). Type catalog: Howell Rivero 1938:215 [ref. 22926]. •Synonym of Awaous banana (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Watson 1996:3 [ref. 22211], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:658 [ref. 27061], Lasso-Alcalá & Lasso 2008:126 [ref. 30588]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous banana (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

bustamantei, Gobius Greeff [R.] 1882:37 [Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft zur Beförderung der Gesamten Naturwissenschaften zu Marburg 1882 (pt. 2) (no. 2); ref. 21732] São Tomé Island, Gulf of Guinea. Syntypes: NMH 12295-96 (3); ZMB 12009 (1); ZMH 8108-10 (1, 1, 1). Type catalog: Wilkens & Dohse 1993:420 [ref. 21161]. Original as Bustamentéi on p. 37, Bustamantéi on p. 38 (correct), named for Dr. de Bustamante. See Greeff 1884. This record changed Feb. 2012. •Valid as Chonophorus bustamantei (Greeff 1882) -- (Maugé 1986:364 [ref. 6218]). •Valid as Sicydium bustamantei (Greeff 1882) -- (Maugé 1986:383 [ref. 6218], Wirtz et al. 2007:40 [ref. 30263]). •Synonym of Awaous lateristriga Duméril 1858 or 1861 -- (Watson 1996:10 [ref. 22211]). •Valid as Awaous bustamantei (Greeff 1882) -- (Harrison 1993:213 [ref. 22083], Harrison et al. 2007:521 [ref. 30083], Schliewen 2011:210 [ref. 31738], Félix et al. 2016:D [4] [ref. 34346]). Current status: Valid as Awaous bustamantei (Greeff 1882). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Distribution: West-central Africa: Gulf of Guinea islands [apparenly not Cameroon]. Habitat: freshwater.

commersoni, Gobius Schneider [J. G.] in Bloch & Schneider 1801:548 [M. E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae; ref. 471] Southern Ocean, at river mouths [is Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean]. New name for Gobius niger Lacepède 1800. •Valid as Awaous commersoni (Schneider 1801) -- (Fricke 1999:499 [ref. 24106], Heemstra et al. 2004:3328 [ref. 27945], Fricke et al. 2009:99 [ref. 30213], Arndt & Fricke 2019:15 [ref. 36883], Larson 2022:158 [ref. 39971]). Current status: Valid as Awaous commersoni (Schneider 1801). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Distribution: Southwestern Indian Ocean: Mascarenes (La Réunion, Mauritius and Rodrigues). Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

commersonii, Gobius Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837:136 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 12; ref. 1006] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. No types known. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:55 [ref. 19958] as no types at MNHN. Replacement name for Gobius niger Lacepède 1800; but objectively invalid because it is itself preoccupied by Gobius commersoni Schlegel 1801. •Treated as valid as Gobius commersonii Valenciennes 1837 -- (Maugé 1986:374 [ref. 6218]). •Synonym of Awaous commersoni (Schneider 1801) -- (Fricke 1999:499 [ref. 24106], Larson 2022:158 [ref. 39971]). 1°Homonym. Current status: Synonym of Awaous commersoni (Schneider 1801). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Habitat: brackish.

contractus, Chonophorus Poey [F.] 1861:424 [Memorias sobre la historia natural de la Isla de Cuba v. 2; ref. 3499] Cuba. Holotype (?): MCZ 31220. Types (?): MCZ 13247 (1), 13260 (1); ZMB 5963 (1). Type catalog: Howell Rivero 1938:215 [ref. 22926] with MCZ 31220 as holotype. •Synonym of Awaous banana (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Watson 1996:3 [ref. 22211], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:658 [ref. 27061], Lasso-Alcalá & Lasso 2008:126 [ref. 30588]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous banana (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

crassilabris, Gobius Günther [A.] 1861:63 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 3; ref. 1964] Oualan [Kosrae], Caroline Islands, western Pacific; Aneiteum, Vanuatu, southwestern Pacific. Syntypes: (3) BMNH 1856.9.4.84, BMNH 1860.7.18.70 (1) •Synonym of Awaous guamensis (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Watson 1992:171 [ref. 20016], Mundy 2005:471 [ref. 28379]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous guamensis (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

decemlineatus, Awaous Eigenmann [C. H.] 1918:686 [Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society v. 56 (no. 7); ref. 12304] Rio Atrato, Quibdo, Colombia. Holotype: FMNH 58476 [ex CM 7478]. Paratypes: FMNH 58477-78 (4, 5); CAS 78680-81 [ex IU 13861-62] (4, 16). Type catalog: Henn 1928:97 [ref. 12305], Ibarra & Stewart 1987:14 [ref. 12367]. •Valid as Awaous decemlineatus Eigenmann 1918 -- (Hoese in Fischer et al. 1995:1134 [ref. 22829]). •Synonym of Awaous flavus (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Watson & Horsthemke 1995:84 [ref. 21933], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:658 [ref. 27061], Lasso-Alcalá & Lasso 2008:121 [ref. 30588]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous flavus (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

dolichocephalus, Gobius Cope [E. D.] 1867:403 [Transactions of the American Philosophical Society (New Series) v. 13 (pt 3) (art. 13); ref. 18027] Near Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico. No types known. Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:106 [ref. 13621] as none at ANSP. •Synonym of Awaous banana (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Watson 1996:3 [ref. 22211], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:658 [ref. 27061]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous banana (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

flavus, Gobius Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837:60 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 12; ref. 1006] Suriname. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-1344. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:32 [ref. 19958]. •Valid as Awaous flavus (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Watson & Horsthemke 1995:84 [ref. 21933], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:658 [ref. 27061], Moura et al. in Menezes et al. 2003:97 [ref. 27192], Lasso-Alcalá & Lasso 2008:121 [ref. 30588], Van Tassell 2011:142 [ref. 31732], Phillip et al. 2013:24 [ref. 32896], Carvalho-Filho in Marceniuk et al. 2021:231 [ref. 38945]). Current status: Valid as Awaous flavus (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Distribution: South America in coastal streams: Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

fluviatilis, Chiramenu Rao [V. V.] 1971:184, Figs. 1-2 [Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India v. 12 (nos 1-2) [1970]; ref. 12524] Gautami, Godavari estuary, eastern India. Holotype: ZMAU. Paratypes: ZMAU (10). •Valid as Chiramenu fluviatilis Rao 1971 -- (Talwar & Jhingran 1991:932 [ref. 20764], Rema Devi et al. 1996:162 [ref. 24011]). •Valid as Awaous fluviatilis (Rao 1971). Current status: Valid as Awaous fluviatilis (Rao 1971). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Distribution: Indian Ocean. Habitat: brackish.

gobiusinnis, Awaous ocellaris Wang [K.-F.] & Wang [S.-C.] 1935 [Contributions from the Biological Laboratory of the Science Society of China. (Zoological Series) v. 11 (no. 6); ref. 17227] Still researching; species not in this reference. Gobiidae: Gobionellinae.

grammepomus, Gobius Bleeker [P.] 1849:34 [Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen. v. 22 [6]; ref. 319] Purworedjo [Purworejo], Bongowoto River, Java, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): RMNH 4939. •Synonym of Chonophorus melanocephalus (Bleeker 1849) -- (Maugé 1986:365 [ref. 6218]). •Synonym of Awaous ocellaris (Broussonet 1782) -- (Wu & Ni in Kuang et al. 1986:278 [ref. 26639]). •Valid as Awaous grammepomus (Bleeker 1849) -- (Pethiyagoda 1991:243 [ref. 20075], Ataur Rahman 1989:305 [ref. 24860], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:927 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:142 [ref. 23448], Indra 1993:190 [ref. 24009], Rainboth 1996:202 [ref. 22772], Ataur Rahman 2003:331 [ref. 31338], Ahmed et al. 2013:287 [ref. 32872], Kottelat 2013:400 [ref. 32989], Miesen et al. 2016:93 [ref. 34492], Al-Jufaili et al. 2021:[3] [ref. 38743], Jamandre 2023:167 [ref. 40455], Seth et al. 2023:13 [ref. 40589]). Current status: Valid as Awaous grammepomus (Bleeker 1849). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: India, Sri Lanka, east to Philippines and New Guinea. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

guamensis, Gobius Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837:103 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 12; ref. 1006] Guam, Mariana Islands, western Pacific. Syntypes: MNHN A-1363 (1), 5996 (1). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:33 [ref. 19958]. •Valid as Awaous guamensis (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Watson 1992:171 [ref. 20016], Zink et al. 1996:331 [ref. 22396], Marquet & Mary 1999:36 [ref. 23933], Nishimoto & Fitzsimons 1999:815 [ref. 23947], Keith et al. 2000:398 [ref. 25159], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:61 [ref. 25191], Larson & Murdy 2001:3600 [ref. 26293], Keith et al. 2002:188 [ref. 26363], McDowall 2003:705 [ref. 26832], Myers & Donaldson 2003:642 [ref. 27495], Ataur Rahman 2003:329 [ref. 31338], Greenfield & Randall 2004:498 [ref. 28175], Benbow et al. 2004:129 [ref. 28266], Mundy 2005:471 [ref. 28379], Lindstrom et al. 2012:296 [ref. 32536], Fricke et al. 2014:159 [ref. 33932], Habib & Islam 2020:Supplementary table p. 14 [ref. 38321] misidentified, Al-Jufaili et al. 2021:[3] [ref. 38743], Keith et al. 2021:110 [ref. 38257]). Current status: Valid as Awaous guamensis (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Distribution: Western Pacific, central Pacific: Mariana Islands, New Caledonia and Loyalty Islands, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

guentheri, Gobius (Awaous) Regan [C. T.] 1903:629 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 7) v. 12 (no. 72) (art. 64); ref. 13401] Western Ecuador. Syntypes: BMNH 1860.6.16.133-134 (2). •Synonym of Awaous banana (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Watson 1996:3 [ref. 22211], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:658 [ref. 27061], Lasso-Alcalá & Lasso 2008:126 [ref. 30588]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous banana (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

guineensis, Gobius aeneofuscus var. Peters [W. (C. H.)] 1876:248 [Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1876 (for 27 Apr. 1876); ref. 10019] Cameroon River, West Africa. Holotype (unique): ZMB 9334. •Synonym of Chonophorus lateristriga (Duméril 1861) -- (Maugé 1986:364 [ref. 6218], Lévêque et al. 1989:123 [ref. 26480] dated 1877, Miller 1990:928 [ref. 19376], Paugy et al. 1990:343 [ref. 26477] dated 1877, Lévèque et al. 1991:146 [ref. 31367], Harrison & Miller in Lévêque et al. 1992:809 [ref. 21590]). •Synonym of Awaous lateristriga (Duméril 1861) -- (Watson 1996:10 [ref. 22211]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous lateristriga (Duméril 1861). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

gutum, Gobius Hamilton [F.] 1822:50, 366 [An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges; ref. 2031] Lower parts of the Padma River, Ganges River system, Bangladesh. No types known. Information on type locality see Britz 2019:38 [ref. 37532]. Hamilton's original, unpublished illustration reproduced by Britz 2019:Pl. 31 [ref. 37532]. •Synonym of Glossogobius giuris (Hamilton 1822) -- (Rema Devi 1993:175 [ref. 24020], Menon 1999:294 [ref. 24904], Kottelat 2013:407 [ref. 32989], Jouladeh-Roudbar et al. 2020:232 [ref. 37983]). •Valid as Awaous gutum (Hamilton 1822) -- (Talwar & Jhingran 1991:928 [ref. 20764], Bijukumar & Sushama 2000:187 [ref. 25703], Hoese & Hammer 2021:110 [ref. 38350], Seth et al. 2023:13 [ref. 40589]). Current status: Valid as Awaous gutum (Hamilton 1822). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Northeastern Indian Ocean: Ganges River basin, India and Bangladesh. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

hoepplii, Gobius Wu [H.-W.] 1931:38, Fig. 6 [Contributions from the Biological Laboratory of the Science Society of China. (Zoological Series) v. 7 (no. 1); ref. 16348] Fukien, China. Syntypes: (2). •Synonym of Awaous melanocephalus (Bleeker 1849) -- (Kottelat 2013:400 [ref. 32989] with question, Zhang et al. 2016:200 [ref. 34477]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous melanocephalus (Bleeker 1849). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

hypselosoma, Gobius Bleeker [P.] 1867:407 [Archives néerlandaises des sciences exactes et naturelles v. 2; ref. 14040] Samberano River, Madagascar. Syntypes: RMNH 4485 (2), 4486 (2). •Valid as Gobius hypselosoma Bleeker 1867 -- (Maugé 1986:373 [ref. 6218]). •Valid as Awaous hypselosoma (Bleeker 1867) -- (Fricke et al. 2018:325 [ref. 35805]). •Synonym of Awaous aeneofuscus (Peters 1852) -- (Larson 2022:157 [ref. 39971]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous aeneofuscus (Peters 1852). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Endemic to Madagascar [if valid]. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

isognathus, Gobius Bleeker [P.] 1867:411 [Archives néerlandaises des sciences exactes et naturelles v. 2; ref. 14040] Samberano River, Madagascar. Holotype (unique): RMNH 4486. •Synonym of Gobius hypselosoma Bleeker 1867 -- (Maugé 1986:373 [ref. 6218]). •See Fricke 1999:497 [ref. 24106]. •Synonym of Awaous aeneofuscus (Peters 1852) -- (Larson 2022:158 [ref. 39971]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous aeneofuscus (Peters 1852). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

jayakari, Gobius Boulenger [G. A.] 1888:663, Pl. 54 (fig. 2) [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1887 (pt 4); ref. 14479] Fresh waters near Muscat, Oman, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, northwestern Indian Ocean. Syntypes: BMNH 1887.11.11.234-237 (4). •Valid as Awaous jayakari (Boulenger 1888) -- (Esmaeili et al. 2019:[2] [ref. 37285], Freyhof et al. 2020:212 [ref. 37658], Al-Jufaili et al. 2021:[7] [ref. 38743], Esmaeili et al. 2022:480 [ref. 39253], Larson 2022:158 [ref. 39971], Esmaeili & Hamidan 2023:214 [ref. 40377]). Current status: Valid as Awaous jayakari (Boulenger 1888). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Distribution: Northwestern Indian Ocean: southern Yemen and Gulf of Oman east to Iran. Possibly introduced in Pakistan. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

kraussii, Gobius Steindachner [F.] 1879:134 [16], Pl. 2 (figs. 2-2a) [Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 80 (nos 1-2); ref. 4229] Mouth of río Maroni, Suriname. Neotype: MNHN A-1334. Type catalog: Fricke 1995:14 [ref. 28100], Fricke 2005:40 [ref. 29864] dated 1880. On p. 16 of separate. Neotype designated by Watson & Horsthemke 1995:84 [ref. 21933]; the holotype SMNS 1506 apparently lost. •Absolute synonym of Awaous flavus (Valenciennes 1837) after neotype selection -- (Watson & Horsthemke 1995:84 [ref. 21933], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:658 [ref. 27061], Lasso-Alcalá & Lasso 2008:121 [ref. 30588]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous flavus (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

lateristriga, Gobius Duméril [A. H. A.] 1861:247, Pl. 21 (figs 1-1a) [Archives du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris v. 10 [for 1858]; ref. 1149] Gabon. Lectotype: MNHN 0000-6228-1. Paralectotypes: MNHN 0000-6228-2 (1). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:35 [ref. 19958]. Lectotype selected by Watson 1996:10 [ref. 22211]. •Valid as Chonophorus lateristriga (Duméril 1861) -- (Maugé 1986:364 [ref. 6218], Lévêque et al. 1989:123 [ref. 26480], Paugy & Bénech 1989:304 [ref. 26478], Miller 1990:928 [ref. 19376], Paugy et al. 1990:343 [ref. 26477], Lévèque et al. 1991:146 [ref. 31367], Harrison & Miller in Lévêque et al. 1992:809 [ref. 21590], Afonso et al. 1999:86 [ref. 25466]). •Valid as Awaous lateristriga (Duméril 1861) -- (Watson 1996:10 [ref. 22211], Harrison et al. 2007:519 [ref. 30083], Wirtz et al. 2007:39 [ref. 30263], Schliewen 2011:210 [ref. 31738], Félix et al. 2016:D [4] [ref. 34346], Miller & Murdy in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2841 [ref. 34618], Pezold et al. 2016:107 [ref. 34870], Almeida & Alves 2019:270 [ref. 37509], Reiner 2019:263 [ref. 38139], Skelton 2019:237 [ref. 36564], Fermon et al. 2022:222 [ref. 39448]). Current status: Valid as Awaous lateristriga (Duméril 1861). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: Senegal south to Angola, including Bioko (Equatorial Guinea), and São Tomé and Principe. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

latus, Euctenogobius O'Shaughnessy [A. W. E.] 1875:146 [2] [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 4) v. 15 (no. 86) (art. 19); ref. 18481] Bahia, Brazil. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1862.11.23.42. On p. 2 of separate. •Synonym of Awaous tajasica (Lichtenstein 1822) -- (Watson 1996:13 [ref. 22211], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:658 [ref. 27061], Lasso-Alcalá & Lasso 2008:130 [ref. 30588]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous tajasica (Lichtenstein 1822). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

litturatus, Gobius (Awaous) Steindachner [F.] (ex Heckel) 1861:289, Pl. 1 (figs. 4-5) [Sitzungsberichte der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Classe der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften v. 42 (for 1860); ref. 4205] Philippines. Holotype (unique): NMW 29507. Appeared as Gobius (Awaous Val.?) litturatus Heckel (Manusc.); the description apparently is by Steindachner. •Valid as Awaous litturatus (Steindachner 1861) -- (Larson & Murdy 2001:3600 [ref. 26293] dated 1860, Kottelat 2013:400 [ref. 32989], Jamandre 2023:167 [ref. 40455], Seth et al. 2023:13 [ref. 40589]). Current status: Valid as Awaous litturatus (Steindachner 1861). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Philippines. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

louveli, Gobius (Awaous) Petit [G.] 1936:388, Figs. 1-2 [Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Série 2) v. 8 (no. 5); ref. 15297] Kamoro River, near Ambato-Boeni, western coast of Madagascar. Holotype (unique): apparently lost. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:56 [ref. 19958]. •Synonym of Chonophorus aeneofuscus (Peters 1852) -- (Maugé 1986:364 [ref. 6218]). •Synonym of Awaous aeneofuscus (Peters 1852) -- (Larson 2022:158 [ref. 39971] with question). Current status: Synonym of Awaous aeneofuscus (Peters 1852). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

macrorhynchus, Gobius Bleeker [P.] 1867:403 [Archives néerlandaises des sciences exactes et naturelles v. 2; ref. 14040] Samberano River, Madagascar. Holotype (unique): RMNH 4482. See Fricke 1999:497 [ref. 24106]. •Valid as Chonophorus macrorhynchus (Bleeker 1867) -- (Maugé 1986:365 [ref. 6218]). •Valid as Awaous macrorhynchus (Bleeker 1867) -- (Fricke et al. 2018:326 [ref. 35805]). •Synonym of Awaous aeneofuscus (Peters 1852) -- (Larson 2022:157 [ref. 39971]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous aeneofuscus (Peters 1852). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Distribution: Endemic to Madagascar [if valid]. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

madagascariensis, Gobius Bleeker [P.] 1867:405 [Archives néerlandaises des sciences exactes et naturelles v. 2; ref. 14040] Samberano River, Madagascar. Holotype (unique): RMNH 4487. •Questionably a synonym of Chonophorus macrorhynchus (Bleeker 1867) -- (Maugé 1986:365 [ref. 6218]). •See Fricke 1999:497 [ref. 24106]. •Valid as Awaous madagascariensis (Bleeker 1867) -- (Larson 2022:159 [ref. 39971]). Current status: Valid as Awaous madagascariensis (Bleeker 1867). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Distribution: Madagascar endemic. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

martinicus, Gobius Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837:105 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 12; ref. 1006] Martinique Island, West Indies. Syntypes: MNHN A-1266 (1), A-1327 (2). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:36 [ref. 19958]. •Synonym of Awaous banana (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Watson 1996:3 [ref. 22211], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:657 [ref. 27061], Lasso-Alcalá & Lasso 2008:126 [ref. 30588]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous banana (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

melanocephalus, Gobius Bleeker [P.] 1849:33 [Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen. v. 22 [6]; ref. 319] Bogowonto River, Purworedjo [Purworejo], Java, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): RMNH 33132. •Valid as Chonophorus melanocephalus (Bleeker 1849) -- (Maugé 1986:365 [ref. 6218]). •Valid as Awaous melanocephalus (Bleeker 1849) -- (Hayashi in Masuda et al. 1984:263 [ref. 6441], Kawanabe & Mizuno 1989:574 [ref. 25598], Allen 1991:175 [ref. 21090], Wu in Pan et al. 1991:469 [ref. 23876], Kottelat et al. 1993:142 [ref. 23448], Zhu 1995:180 [ref. 25213], Nakabo 2000:1196 [ref. 25182], Larson & Murdy 2001:3600 [ref. 26293], Sakai et al. 2001:109 [ref. 25693], Nakabo 2002:1196 [ref. 26193], Larson & Pidgeon 2004:197 [ref. 28107], Kottelat 2013:400 [ref. 32989], Zhang et al. 2016:200 [ref. 34477], Motomura et al. 2017:197 [ref. 35490], Al-Jufaili et al. 2021:[3] [ref. 38743], Jamandre 2023:168 [ref. 40455], Seth et al. 2023:13 [ref. 40589]). Current status: Valid as Awaous melanocephalus (Bleeker 1849). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Indonesia east to Philippines. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

melanopterus, Gobius Bleeker [P.] 1867:409 [Archives néerlandaises des sciences exactes et naturelles v. 2; ref. 14040] Samberano River, Madagascar. Holotype (unique): RMNH 4477. •Synonym of Gobius hypselosoma Bleeker 1867 -- (Maugé 1986:373 [ref. 6218]). •Synonym of Awaous aeneofuscus (Peters 1852) -- (Larson 2022:158 [ref. 39971]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous aeneofuscus (Peters 1852). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

mexicanus, Gobius Günther [A.] 1861:61 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 3; ref. 1964] Mexico (fresh water streams of Atlantic slope). Syntypes: BMNH 1856.4.17.41-42 (2). •Synonym of Awaous tajasica (Lichtenstein 1822) -- (Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:438 [ref. 24550]). •Synonym of Awaous banana (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Watson 1996:3 [ref. 22211], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:658 [ref. 27061], Lasso-Alcalá & Lasso 2008:126 [ref. 30588]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous banana (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

motla, Awaous (Awaous) Seth [J. K.], Roy [S.], Sura [S.], Puvala [D.], Mishra [S. S.] & Mohapatra [A.] 2023:4, Figs. 2-4, 7 [Journal of Fish Biology Early view; ref. 40589] Mahanadi River near Sonepur, Subarnapur district, Odisha, India. Holotype: EBRC/ZSI F14041. Paratypes: (20) EBRC/ZSI. •Valid as Awaous motla Seth, Roy, Sura, Puvala, Mishra & Mohapatra 2023. Current status: Valid as Awaous motla Seth, Roy, Sura, Puvala, Mishra & Mohapatra 2023. Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Distribution: South Asia: middle Mahanadi River basin, Odisha, India. Habitat: freshwater.

nelsoni, Awaous Evermann [B. W.] 1898:2 [Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 12; ref. 17470] Río Rosario at Rosario, Sinaloa, Mexico. Holotype: USNM 48836. Paratypes: USNM 48837 (3), 221109 [ex USFC 533] (3); CAS-SU 5793 (1). Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:108 [ref. 12291]. •Valid as Awaous nelsoni Evermann 1898 -- (Hoese in Fischer et al. 1995:1134 [ref. 22829]). •Synonym of Awaous banana (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Watson 1996:3 [ref. 22211], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:658 [ref. 27061], Lasso-Alcalá & Lasso 2008:126 [ref. 30588]). •Synonym of Awaous transandeanus (Günther 1861) -- (Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:439 [ref. 24550]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous transandeanus (Günther 1861). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

niger, Gobius Lacepède [B. G. E.] (ex Commerson) 1800:537, 568 [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 2; ref. 2709] [Grand Golfe des Indes] Indian Ocean. No types known. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:57 [ref. 19958]. Objectively invalid; preoccupied by Gobius niger Linnaeus 1758. Based on 'Gobius totus niger ...' in manuscript description by Commerson (Philibert Commerson, 1727-1773, French explorer and naturalist). Lectotype selected by Kottelat (2013). Also appeared in Sonnini 1803:242 (vol. 7) [ref. 30473]. •Synonym of Awaous commersoni (Schneider 1801) -- (Fricke 1999:499 [ref. 24106], Kottelat 2013:420 [ref. 32989], Larson 2022:158 [ref. 39971]). 1°Homonym. Current status: Synonym of Awaous commersoni (Schneider 1801). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

nigripinnis, Gobius Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837:101 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 12; ref. 1006] Réunion, western Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Syntypes: MNHN A-1374 (2). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:37 [ref. 19958]. •Questionably a synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Maugé 1986:361 [ref. 6218]). •Questionably a senior synonym of Gobius hypselosoma Bleeker 1867 -- (Maugé 1986:373 [ref. 6218]). •Valid as Awaous nigripinnis (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Keith et al. 1999:110 [ref. 24548]). •Synonym of Awaous commersoni (Schneider 1801) -- (Fricke 1999:499 [ref. 24106], Larson 2022:158 [ref. 39971]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous commersoni (Schneider 1801). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Distribution: Réunion, Mascarenes. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

ocellaris, Gobius Broussonet [P. M. A.] 1782:[15], Pl. [2] [Ichthyologia, sistens piscium descriptiones et icones. Decas I.; ref. 17287] Tahiti, Society Islands. Mus. Banks (apparently lost). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:57 [ref. 19958]. On unnumbered p. 15 and unnumbered Pl. 2. •Valid as Awaous ocellaris (Broussonet 1782) -- (Hayashi in Masuda et al. 1984:263 [ref. 6441], Wu & Ni in Kuang et al. 1986:278 [ref. 26639], Kawanabe & Mizuno 1989:575 [ref. 25598], Watson 1992:167 [ref. 20016], Marquet et al. 1999:43 [ref. 23934], Keith et al. 2000:396 [ref. 25159], Nakabo 2000:1196 [ref. 25182], Larson & Murdy 2001:3600 [ref. 26293], Sakai et al. 2001:109 [ref. 25693], Keith et al. 2002:122 [ref. 31473], Nakabo 2002:1196 [ref. 26193], Keith et al. 2002:188 [ref. 26363], Yonezawa et al. 2010:254 [ref. 30902], Motomura et al. 2010:204 [ref. 31256], Lindstrom et al. 2012:296 [ref. 32536], Zhang et al. 2016:200 [ref. 34477], Koeda et al. 2016:89 [ref. 35333], Motomura et al. 2017:197 [ref. 35490], Al-Jufaili et al. 2021:[3] [ref. 38743], Keith et al. 2021:112 [ref. 38257], Jamandre 2023:168 [ref. 40455]). Current status: Valid as Awaous ocellaris (Broussonet 1782). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Philippines east to Society Islands (French Polynesia), south to New Caledonia. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

pallidus, Gobius Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837:102 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 12; ref. 1006] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): MNHN (lost). No types at MNHN: Bauchot et al. 1991:58 [ref. 19958]. •Mention -- (Dor 1984:247 [ref. 29757]). •Valid as Chonophorus pallidus (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Maugé 1986:365 [ref. 6218], Fricke 1999:505 [ref. 24106]). •Questionably a senior synonym of Gobius hypselosoma Bleeker 1867 -- (Maugé 1986:373 [ref. 6218]). •Synonym of Awaous commersoni (Schneider 1801) -- (Larson 2022:158 [ref. 39971]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous commersoni (Schneider 1801). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Distribution: Southwestern Indian Ocean: Mauritius (Mascarenes endemic). Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

percivali, Gobius Boulenger [G. A.] 1901:152, Fig. 9 [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1901, v. 2 (pt 2) (art. 6) (for 21 May 1901); ref. 14745] Stream near Lahej [Al-houta], Yemen. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1899.12.13.99. •Synonym of Awaous jayakari (Boulenger 1888) -- (Esmaeili et al. 2019:[2] [ref. 37285], Al-Jufaili et al. 2021:[9] [ref. 38743], Larson 2022:158 [ref. 39971]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous jayakari (Boulenger 1888). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

personatus, Gobius Bleeker [P.] 1849:34, Pl. (fig. 4) [Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen. v. 22 [6]; ref. 319] Serayu River, Banjumas, Java, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): RMNH 31310. Bleeker specimens: ?AMS B.8118 (1) Orissa, RMNH 4939. Type catalog: Koumans 1940:168 [ref. 2676]. •Synonym of Chonophorus melanocephalus (Bleeker 1849) -- (Maugé 1986:365 [ref. 6218]). •Valid as Awaous personatus (Bleeker 1849) -- (Kottelat et al. 1993:142 [ref. 23448], Kottelat 2013:400 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Valid as Awaous personatus (Bleeker 1849). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Distribution: Indonesia. Habitat: freshwater.

punctatus, Gobius Solander [D. C.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837:100 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 12; ref. 1006] Not available, name and description mentioned in synonymy of Gobius ocellaris; not treated as valid by Valenciennes; subsequent validation not investigated. •In the synonymy of Awaous ocellaris (Broussonet 1782) -- (Watson 1992:167 [ref. 20016]). Nomen Nudum. Current status: Synonym of Awaous ocellaris (Broussonet 1782). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae.

sinensis, Paragobius Bleeker [P.] 1872:152 [Nederlandsch Tijdschrift voor de Dierkunde v. 4; ref. 431] China. No types known. Based on a painting. Gobiidae: Gobionellinae.

stamineus, Gobius Eydoux [J. F. T.] & Souleyet [F. A.] 1850:179, Pl. 5 (fig. 5) [Voyage autour du monde; ref. 4501] Hawaiian Islands. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-1133. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:40 [ref. 19958]. •Valid as Chonophorus stamineus (Eydoux & Souleyet 1850) -- (Maugé 1986:365 [ref. 6218] with author as Valenciennes). •Synonym of Awaous ocellaris (Broussonet 1782) -- (Wu & Ni in Kuang et al. 1986:278 [ref. 26639] with author as Valenciennes). •Synonym of Awaous guamensis (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Ataur Rahman 2003:329 [ref. 31338], Watson 1992:171 [ref. 20016], Mundy 2005:471 [ref. 28379]). •Valid as Awaous stamineus (Eydoux & Souleyet 1850) -- (Ataur Rahman 1989:304 [ref. 24860], Karmakar 2000:35 [ref. 25662], Lindstrom et al. 2012:296 [ref. 32536], Seth et al. 2023:13 [ref. 40589]). Current status: Valid as Awaous stamineus (Eydoux & Souleyet 1850). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Distribution: Central Pacific: Hawaiian Islands. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

stoliczkae, Gobius Day [F.] 1871:692 [16] [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1870 (pt 3); ref. 1078] Brackish water, Andaman Islands. No types known. Type catalog: Whitehead & Talwar 1976:162 [ref. 23762]. On p. 16 of separate. •Synonym of Awaous grammepomus (Bleeker 1849) -- (Kottelat 2013:400 [ref. 32989], Seth et al. 2023:13 [ref. 40589]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous grammepomus (Bleeker 1849). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

striatus, Euctenogobius Day [F.] 1868:272 [1], Fig. [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1868 (pt 2); ref. 18790] Backwaters around Madras, India. Syntypes and/or Day specimens: AMS B.8146 (1, syntype); BMNH 1868.5.14.10 (1), 1889.2.1.4287 (1, dry), 1975.9.30.23 (1, dry); MNHN A-0007 (1); NMW 30096 (1), 31026 (1); RMNH 1884 (1); MZUF 4703 (1); ZSI 104 (1, figured specimen), 155-157 (3). Type catalog: Whitehead & Talwar 1976:162 [ref. 23762], Bauchot et al. 1991:23 [ref. 19958], Ferraris et al. 2000:302 [ref. 25110]. On p. 1 of separate. •Synonym of Awaous litturatus (Steindachner 1861) -- (Kottelat 2013:400 [ref. 32989], Seth et al. 2023:13 [ref. 40589]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous litturatus (Steindachner 1861). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

strigatus, Euctenogobius O'Shaughnessy [A. W. E.] 1875:145 [2] [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 4) v. 15 (no. 86) (art. 19); ref. 18481] Suriname. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1870.3.10.54. On p. 2 of separate. •Synonym of Awaous flavus (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Watson & Horsthemke 1995:84 [ref. 21933], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:658 [ref. 27061], Lasso-Alcalá & Lasso 2007:[5] [ref. 30588]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous flavus (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

tajasica, Gobius Lichtenstein [M. H. C.] 1822:273 [Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1820-1821; ref. 17529] Brazil. Syntypes: ZMB 2036 (1). Original not seen. As taiasica in Valenciennes 1837:122 [ref. 1006]. Neotype [ANSP 84175] selected by Watson 1996:13 [ref. 22211] but a syntype or holotype may exist at ZMB. •Valid as Awaous tajasica (Lichtenstein 1822) -- (Lee et al. 1980:786 [ref. 22416], Robins & Ray 1986:242 [ref. 23100], Boschung 1992:162 [ref. 23239], Bussing 1987:233 [ref. 22927], Espinosa Pérez et al. 1993:74 [ref. 22290], Watson 1996:13 [ref. 22211], Torelli et al. 1997:70 [ref. 24612], Bussing 1998:397 [ref. 24179], Ruiz-Campos et al. 1999:131 [ref. 24154], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:438 [ref. 24550], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:658 [ref. 27061], Moura et al. in Menezes et al. 2003:98 [ref. 27192], Miller 2006:395 [ref. 28615], Scharpf 2009:13 [ref. 30400], Van Tassell 2011:142 [ref. 31732], Di Dario et al. 2013:263 [ref. 37503], Catelani et al. 2014:932 [ref. 37496], Melo et al. 2016:377 [ref. 35317], Costa et al. 2017:46 [ref. 35684], Ribeiro et al. 2019:6 [ref. 36717], Al-Jufaili et al. 2021:[3] [ref. 38743], McMahan et al. 2021:[5] [ref. 38383], Koerber et al. 2022:66 [ref. 39235], Carvalho-Filho 2023:235 [ref. 40480]). Current status: Valid as Awaous tajasica (Lichtenstein 1822). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Distribution: Southwestern Atlantic: Piauí south to Santa Catarina (Brazil) endemic. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

transandeanus, Gobius Günther [A.] 1861:62 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 3; ref. 1964] Western Ecuador. Syntypes: (4) BMNH 1860.6.16.135-136. •Synonym of Awaous banana (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Watson 1996:3 [ref. 22211], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:658 [ref. 27061], Scharpf 2009:13 [ref. 30400]). •Valid as Awaous transandeanus (Günther 1861) -- (Ovchynnyk 1967:43 [ref. 37559], Ortega & Vari 1986:21 [ref. 9708], Bussing 1987:234 [ref. 22927], Espinosa Pérez et al. 1993:74 [ref. 22290] as trasandeanus, Hoese in Fischer et al. 1995:1134 [ref. 22829] as transandaneus Poey 1860, Bussing 1998:398 [ref. 24179], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:439 [ref. 24550], Miller 2006:396 [ref. 28615], Minckley & Marsh 2009:279 [ref. 31114], Angulo et al. 2013:1007 [ref. 33194], Jiménez-Prado et al. 2015:357 [ref. 34894], Romero-Berny et al. 2018:92 [ref. 35859], Angulo et al. 2020:7 [ref. 37425], McMahan et al. 2021:[5] [ref. 38383], Meza-Vargas et al. 2022:4 [ref. 39566], Angulo et al. 2023:35 [ref. 40676] as cf. transandeanus, Siccha-Ramirez et al. 2023:161 [ref. 40816], Valenzuela et al. 2023:95 [ref. 40815]). Current status: Valid as Awaous transandeanus (Günther 1861). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Distribution: Southern North America, Central America, northwestern South America: Pacific Slope of Mexico south to Peru, including southern Gulf of California (Mexico). Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

travassosi, Suiboga Pinto [S. Y.] 1960:2, Figs. 1-3 [Boletim do Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro, Zoologia, Nova Série No. 218; ref. 3479] Rio Pituaçu, Salvador city, Bahia, Brazil. Holotype (unique): MNRJ 6.196. •Synonym of Awaous tajasica (Lichtenstein 1822) -- (Watson 1996:13 [ref. 22211], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:658 [ref. 27061]). Current status: Synonym of Awaous tajasica (Lichtenstein 1822). Gobiidae: Gobionellinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.


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