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Species in the genus Bathygobius: [ 88 ] records


aeolosoma, Gobius Ogilby [J. D.] 1889:61 [Memoirs of the Australian Museum, Sydney No. 2 (art. no. 3); ref. 18489] Lord Howe Island. Syntypes: AMS I.1488 (1), I.1849 (1). Type catalog: Koumans 1940:161 [ref. 2676]. •Valid as Bathygobius aeolosoma (Ogilby 1889) -- (Francis 1993:167 [ref. 25479], Parenti 2021:98 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius aeolosoma (Ogilby 1889). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Southwestern Pacific: Lord Howe Island (Australia) endemic. Habitat: marine.

albopunctatus, Gobius Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837:57 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 12; ref. 1006] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Lectotype: MNHN 0000-1044. Paralectotypes: MNHN 0000-1400 (1), 0000-1401 (1), A-1342 (2), 1986-0607 [ex MNHN 0000-1400] (1), 1986-0614 [ex MNHN 0000-1044] (1), 1986-1062 [ex. MNHN 0000-1044] (1) Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:25 [ref. 19958]. Lectotype selected by Goren 1988:38 [ref. 6612]. •Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Dor 1984:240 [ref. 29757], Maugé 1986:361 [ref. 6218]). •Valid as Bathygobius albopunctatus (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Hoese 1986:780 [ref. 5670], Goren 1988 [ref. 6612], Larson & Murdy 2001:3595 [ref. 26293]). •Synonym of Bathygobius coalitus (Bennett 1832) -- (Fricke 1999:500 [ref. 24106], Randall 2005:520 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:471 [ref. 28379], Fricke & Kulbicki 2006:349 [ref. 28867], Randall 2007:395 [ref. 30952], Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:99 [ref. 38603], Larson 2022:49 [ref. 39971]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius coalitus (Bennett 1832). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

andrei, Gobius Sauvage [H.-E.] 1880:44 [5] [Bulletin de la Société philomathique de Paris (7th Série) v. 4; ref. 3887] Río Guayas, Ecuador. Syntypes: MNHN A-1346 (2). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:26 [ref. 19958]. On p. 5 of separate. Misspelled andraei in 1998 edition of the Catalog of Fishes. •Valid as Bathygobius andrei (Sauvage 1880) -- (Miller & Smith 1989:315 [ref. 25535], Allen & Robertson 1994:258 [ref. 22193], Hoese in Fischer et al. 1995:1134 [ref. 22829], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:152 [ref. 24555], Thomson et al. 2000:250 [ref. 25640], Miller & Stefanni 2001:147 [ref. 26034], Van Tassell 2011:140 [ref. 31732], Angulo et al. 2013:1007 [ref. 33194], Rodríguez-Rey et al. 2017:11 [ref. 35433], Romero-Berny et al. 2018:92 [ref. 35859], González-Murcia et al. 2019:293 [ref. 36544], Parenti 2021:98 [ref. 38603], Angulo et al. 2023:36 [ref. 40676], Siccha-Ramirez et al. 2023:162 [ref. 40816]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius andrei (Sauvage 1880). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific: Mexico south to Peru. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

antilliensis, Bathygobius Tornabene [L.], Baldwin [C. C.] & Pezold [F. L.] in Tornabene et al. 2010:146, Figs. 2-3 [aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology v. 16 (no. 4); ref. 30990] Playa Magui, Hatillo, Puerto Rico, 18°29'26"N, 66°48'57"W. Holotype: AMNH 251650. Paratypes: AMNH, ANSP, USNM. Plus additional non-type material. •Valid as Bathygobius antilliensis Tornabene, Baldwin & Pezold 2010 -- (Van Tassell 2011:140 [ref. 31732], Page et al. 2013:175 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Collette 2013:180 [ref. 32953], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:75 [ref. 33341], Rodríguez-Rey et al. 2017:11 [ref. 35433], Caires 2019:2 [ref. 37363], Robertson et al. 2020:154 [ref. 38098], Parenti 2021:98 [ref. 38603], Martínez-Servín et al. 2023:113 [ref. 40726], Page et al. 2023:120 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius antilliensis Tornabene, Baldwin & Pezold 2010. Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: including Caribbean Sea. Habitat: marine.

arundelii, Gobius Garman [S.] 1899:63 [Proceedings of the New England Zoölogical Club v. 1; ref. 14702] Clipperton Island (France), eastern Pacific. Holotype (unique): MCZ 28289. •Synonym of Bathygobius ramosus Ginsburg 1947 -- (Allen & Robertson 1994:259 [ref. 22193]). •Valid as Bathygobius arundelii (Garman 1899) -- (Hoese in Fischer et al. 1995:1134 [ref. 22829], Allen & Robertson 1997:831 [ref. 41086], Thomson et al. 2000:250 [ref. 25640]). •Synonym of Bathygobius lineatus (Jenyns 1841) but a valid subspecies arundelii (Garman 1899) -- (Miller & Stefanni 2001:150 [ref. 26034]). •Synonym of Bathygobius lineatus (Jenyns 1841) -- (Parenti 2021:103 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius lineatus (Jenyns 1841). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific: Clipperton Island (France) [if valid]. Habitat: marine.

atripinnis, Gobius Fowler [H. W.] 1934:81, Figs. 21-22 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 86; ref. 1417] Sanoer, southeastern Bali, Indonesia. Holotype: ANSP 56285. Paratypes: ANSP 56286 (1). Type catalog: Koumans 1940:134 [ref. 2676], Böhlke 1984:105 [ref. 13621]. •Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Kottelat 2013:402 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:102 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

bishopi, Gobius Müller [J.] & Troschel [F. H.] in Schomburgk 1848:672 [16] [The history of Barbados; comprising a geographical description of the island and an account of its geology and natural productions.; ref. 17812] Barbados, West Indies. Holotype (unique): ZMB 2051. Appeared first as above; reprinted in Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 1848:16. Gobiidae: Gobiinae.

blancoi, Bathygobius Roxas [H. A.] & Ablan [G. L.] 1940:306, Pl. 5 [Philippine Journal of Science v. 73 (no. 3); ref. 13218] Dagupan, Pangasinan Province, Luzon Island, Philippines. Holotype (unique): BSMP 31949 (destroyed in WWII). •Synonym of Bathygobius meggitti (Hora & Mukerji 1936) -- (Kottelat 2013:402 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:103 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius meggitti (Hora & Mukerji 1936). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

brasiliensis, Bathygobius Carvalho-Filho [A.] & de Araújo [M. E.] in Rodríguez-Rey, Carvalho-Filho, de Araújo &Solé-Cava 2017:9, Fig. 3 [Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society v. 182 (no. 2); ref. 35433] Praia do Boldró, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil, 03°51'S, 32°26'W. Holotype: ZUEC 9637. Paratypes: AMNH, MNRJ, MZUSP, UFPE, UFRN, USNM, ZUEC. Plus additional non-type specimens. •Valid as Bathygobius brasiliensis Carvalho-Filho & de Araújo 2017 -- (Caires 2019:2 [ref. 37363], Parenti 2021:99 [ref. 38603], Carvalho-Filho 2023:236 [ref. 40480]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius brasiliensis Carvalho-Filho & de Araújo 2017. Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Southwestern Atlantic: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas (Brazil) endemic. Habitat: marine.

bravoi, Bathygobius Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1927:112, Pl. 8 (fig. 1) [Monographs, Bureau of Science Manila Monogr. 23; ref. 2104] Coral reef pool at Romblon, Romblon Province, Philippines. Lectotype: BSMP 13019 (lost). Syntypes: BSMP 26190 (1) destroyed, seen by Koumans. Additional material: BSMP (7) presumed destroyed. Type catalog: Koumans 1940:183 [ref. 2676]. Lectotype selected by Koumans 1940:183. •Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Kottelat 2013:402 [ref. 32989] with question, Parenti 2021:101 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

breviceps, Gobius Blyth [E.] 1858:271 [Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal v. 27 (no. 3); ref. 476] Port Blair, Andaman Islands. No types known. •Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Kottelat 2013:402 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:101 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

brunneus, Gobius Poey [F.] 1868:393 [Repertorio Fisico-Natural de la Isla de Cuba v. 2; ref. 3505] Havana, Cuba. Syntypes: MCZ 13110 (2). Type catalog: Howell Rivero 1938:214 [ref. 22926] with largest specimen in MCZ 13110 as holotype. Objectively invalid; preoccupied by Gobius brunneus Temminck & Schlegel 1845. •Synonym of Bathygobius soporator (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Tornabene et al. 2010:159, 163 [ref. 30990], Parenti 2021:104 [ref. 38603]). 1°Homonym. Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius soporator (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

burtoni, Gobius O'Shaughnessy [A. W. E.] 1875:144 [1] [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 4) v. 15 (no. 86) (art. 19); ref. 18481] Fernando Póo Island [Bioco Island], Equatorial Guinea, Gulf of Guinea. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1863.4.16.9. On p. 1 of separate. •Synonym of Bathygobius soporator (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Maugé 1986:362 [ref. 6218]). •Valid as Bathygobius burtoni (O'Shaughnessy 1875) -- (Miller & Smith 1989:295 [ref. 25535], Miller 1990:925 [ref. 19376], Afonso et al. 1999:79 [ref. 25466], Wirtz et al. 2007:20, 39 [ref. 30263], Schliewen 2011:214 [ref. 31738], Félix et al. 2016:D [4] [ref. 34346], Miller & Murdy in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2839 [ref. 34618], Rodríguez-Rey et al. 2017:11 [ref. 35433], Reiner 2019:257 [ref. 38139], Parenti 2021:99 [ref. 38603], Fermon et al. 2022:223 [ref. 39448]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius burtoni (O'Shaughnessy 1875). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: Ghana south to Gabon, including Bioko (Equatorial Guinea), and São Tomé and Principe. Habitat: brackish, marine.

caledonicus, Gobius Sauvage [H.-E.] 1880:46 [7] [Bulletin de la Société philomathique de Paris (7th Série) v. 4; ref. 3887] New Caledonia. Syntypes: MNHN A-1324 (2). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:28 [ref. 19958]. On p. 7 of separate. •Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Akihito & Meguro 1980:221 [ref. 6920], Fricke & Kulbicki 2006:349 [ref. 28867], Kottelat 2013:402 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:101 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

caroliniensis, Gobius Gill [T. N.] 1863:268 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 15; ref. 1691] Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A. Holotype (unique): USNM (apparently lost). •Synonym of Bathygobius soporator (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Tornabene et al. 2010:159 [ref. 30990], Parenti 2021:104 [ref. 38603]) Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius soporator (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

casamancus, Gobius Rochebrune [A. T. de] 1880:163 [Bulletin de la Société philomathique de Paris (7th Série) v. 4; ref. 3790] Casamance River, Senegal, western Africa. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:55 [ref. 19958] as none at MNHN. •Valid as Bathygobius casamancus (Rochebrune 1880) -- (Maugé 1986:360 [ref. 6218], Miller & Smith 1989:299 [ref. 25535], Miller 1990:925 [ref. 19376], Harrison & Miller in Lévêque et al. 1992:814 [ref. 21590], Brito & Miller 2001:254 [ref. 25096], Harrison et al. 2007:531 [ref. 30083], Kovačić & Patzner 2011:184 [ref. 31737], Schliewen 2011:214 [ref. 31738], Wirtz et al. 2013:132 [ref. 32972], Miller & Murdy in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2839 [ref. 34618], Rodríguez-Rey et al. 2017:11 [ref. 35433], Skelton 2019:228 [ref. 36564], Parenti 2021:99 [ref. 38603], Fermon et al. 2022:223 [ref. 39448]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius casamancus (Rochebrune 1880). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania south to Angola, including Cape Verde Islands and islands of the Gulf of Guinea. Habitat: brackish, marine.

catulus, Gobius Girard [C. F.] 1858:169 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 10; ref. 1813] St. Joseph Island, Texas, U.S.A. Syntypes: USNM 648 and 6612 (2). See also Girard 1859:26, Pl. 12 (figs. 9-10) [ref. 13405]. •Synonym of Bathygobius soporator (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Tornabene et al. 2010:159, 163 [ref. 30990], Parenti 2021:104 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius soporator (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

coalitus, Gobius Bennett [E. T.] 1832:166 [Proceedings of the Committee of Science and Correspondence of the Zoological Society of London 1830-31 (pt 1); ref. 4944] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1856.2.15.20 [ex Zool. Soc.]. •Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Maugé 1986:360 [ref. 6218]). •Valid as Bathygobius coalitus (Bennett 1832) -- (Randall & Goren 1993:5 [ref. 21131], Randall et al. 1997:527 [ref. 25919], Fricke 1999:500 [ref. 24106], Hutchins 2001:42 [ref. 25847], Larson & Murdy 2001:3595 [ref. 26293], Allen & Adrim 2003:57 [ref. 26830], Heemstra et al. 2004:3328 [ref. 27945], Greenfield & Randall 2004:507 [ref. 28175], Randall 2005:520 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:471 [ref. 28379], Hoese & Larson 2006:1626 [ref. 29097], Randall 2007:395 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:99 [ref. 30213], Motomura et al. 2010:204 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:960 [ref. 31980], Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:7 [ref. 33988], Koeda et al. 2016:89 [ref. 35333], Fricke et al. 2018:326 [ref. 35805], Arndt & Fricke 2019:16 [ref. 36883], Parenti 2021:99 [ref. 38603], Larson 2022:49 [ref. 39971]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius coalitus (Bennett 1832). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), East Africa (Mozambique, Tanzania), Seychelles, Aldabra (Seychelles), Comoros, Madagascar and Mascarenes (La Réunion, Mauritius, Rodrigues) east to Hawaiian Islands (U.S.A.) and Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia), north to southern Japan, south to Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.

cocosensis, Gobius Bleeker [P.] 1854:47 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 7 (no. 1); ref. 16938] Indonesia [original locality was Nova Selma, Cocos Island/Cocos-Keeling Islands, eastern Indian Ocean]. Neotype: RMNH 4533. Unique holotype from Cocos-Keeling Is. apparently lost; neotype selected by Akihito & Meguro 1980:225 [ref. 6920]. •Valid as Bathygobius cocosensis (Bleeker 1854) -- (Akihito & Meguro 1980:225 [ref. 6920], Akihito in Masuda et al. 1984:272 [ref. 6441], Hoese 1986:781 [ref. 5670], Allen & Swainston 1988:134 [ref. 25477], Miller & Smith 1989:315 [ref. 25535], Randall et al. 1990:395 [ref. 15987], Randall & Goren 1993:5 [ref. 21131], Allen 1997:216 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:395 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:245 [ref. 23965], Chu 1999:70 [ref. 24097], Randall 1999:26 [ref. 25829], Allen 2000:92 [ref. 37268], Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:635 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1220 [ref. 25182], Randall & Earle 2000:19 [ref. 25806], Sakai et al. 2001:109 [ref. 25693], Hutchins 2001:42 [ref. 25847], Larson & Murdy 2001:3595 [ref. 26293], Nakabo 2002:1221 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:57 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:643 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:26 [ref. 27624], Tan & Lim 2004:110 [ref. 27716], Adrim et al. 2004:126 [ref. 27715], Heemstra et al. 2004:3328 [ref. 27945], Greenfield & Randall 2004:508 [ref. 28175], Randall 2005:520 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:472 [ref. 28379], Hoese & Larson 2006:1627 [ref. 29097], Randall 2007:395 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:99 [ref. 30213], Shibukawa 2009:264 [ref. 30449], Motomura et al. 2010:205 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:960 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:191 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2014:159 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:7 [ref. 33988], Fricke et al. 2018:326 [ref. 35805], Arndt & Fricke 2019:16 [ref. 36883], Eagderi et al. 2019:59 [ref. 37020], Sadeghi & Esmaeili 2019:118 [ref. 39549], Okamoto in Motomura et al. 2021:68 [ref. 38121], Parenti 2021:99 [ref. 38603], Larson 2022:49 [ref. 39971], Mochizuki et al. 2022:23 [ref. 39612], Sreeraj et al. 2022:649 [ref. 40119]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius cocosensis (Bleeker 1854). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), East Africa, Persian Gulf, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes (La Réunion, Mauritius, Rodrigues) east to Hawaiian Islands (U.S.A.) and Pitcairn, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, Queensland (Australia), New Caledonia and Rapa (French Polynsia). Habitat: marine.

congoensis, Gobius Sauvage [H.-E.] 1884:205 [7] [Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France v. 9 (no. 3/4); ref. 21731] Majumpa, Congo. Syntypes: MNHN 1884-0026 to 0030 (5). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:29 [ref. 19958]. On p. 7 of separate. •Questionably a synonym of Bathygobius casamancus (Rochebrune 1880) -- (Maugé 1986:360 [ref. 6218], Miller 1990:925 [ref. 19376]). •Synonym of Bathygobius casamancus (Rochebrune 1880) -- (D. Hoese/H.K. Larson data). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius casamancus (Rochebrune 1880). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

corallinus, Rhinogobius Jordan [D. S.] & Seale [A.] 1906:400, Fig. 89 [Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries v. 25 (for 1905); ref. 2497] Pago Pago, American Samoa. Holotype (unique): USNM 51780. Type catalog: Koumans 1940:125 [ref. 2676]. •Synonym of Bathygobius cocosensis (Bleeker 1854) -- (Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Suzuki et al. 2017:80 [ref. 35202], Parenti 2021:100 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius cocosensis (Bleeker 1854). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

cotticeps, Gobius Steindachner [F.] 1879:137 [19], Pl. 1 (figs. 2-2a) [Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 80 (nos 1-2); ref. 4229] Society Islands [French Polynesia, South Pacific]. Holotype (unique): NMW 30439. On p. 19 of separate. •Valid as Bathygobius cotticeps (Steindachner 1879) -- (Akihito & Meguro 1980:229 [ref. 6920], Akihito in Masuda et al. 1984:273 [ref. 6441], Hoese 1986:781 [ref. 5670], Miller & Smith 1989:315 [ref. 25535], Randall et al. 1997:527 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:245 [ref. 23965], Chu 1999:70 [ref. 24097], Fricke 1999:501 [ref. 24106], Randall 1999:26 [ref. 25829], Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:635 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1219 [ref. 25182], Randall & Earle 2000:19 [ref. 25806], Larson & Murdy 2001:3595 [ref. 26293] dated 1880, Miller & Stefanni 2001:151 [ref. 26034], Nakabo 2002:1219 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:57 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S118 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:643 [ref. 27495] dated 1880, Randall et al. 2004:26 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3328 [ref. 27945], Greenfield & Randall 2004:510 [ref. 28175], Randall 2005:520 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:472 [ref. 28379], Fricke & Kulbicki 2006:349 [ref. 28867], Hoese & Larson 2006:1627 [ref. 29097] dated 1880 and wrong reference, Randall 2007:396 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:99 [ref. 30213], Motomura et al. 2010:205 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:961 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:269 [ref. 32706], Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:7 [ref. 33988] dated 1880, Arndt & Fricke 2019:16 [ref. 36883], Parenti 2021:100 [ref. 38603], Larson 2022:50 [ref. 39971], Mochizuki et al. 2022:25 [ref. 39612], Sreeraj et al. 2022:650 [ref. 40119]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius cotticeps (Steindachner 1879). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), East Africa, Mozambique Channel and Mascarenes (La Réunion, Mauritius, Rodrigues) east to Hawaiian Islands (U.S.A.) and Pitcairn Group, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands (Japan), south to Queensland (Australia), New Caledonia and Tonga. Habitat: marine.

crassiceps, Mapo Jordan [D. S.] & Seale [A.] 1906:403, Fig. 92 [Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries v. 25 (for 1905); ref. 2497] Apia, Upolu Island, Samoa. Holotype: USNM 51777 (1 of 5). Paratypes: CAS-SU 8706 (1), USNM 51777 (4 of 5). Type catalog: Koumans 1940:125 [ref. 2676], Böhlke 1953:115 [ref. 12291]. •Valid as Bathygobius crassiceps (Jordan & Seale 1906) -- (Shao et al. 2008:261 [ref. 29952]). •Synonym of Bathygobius cyclopterus (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Akihito & Meguro 1980:228 [ref. 6920], Randall 2005:520 [ref. 28239], Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Larson 2022:50 [ref. 39971], Parenti 2021:100 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius cyclopterus (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

curacao, Gobius Metzelaar [J.] 1919:136, Fig. 38 [Report on the fishes; ref. 2982] Curaçao and Bonaire islands. Syntypes: BMNH 1920.1.8.5-7 (3), CAS-SU 23311 (2), ZMA 111890 (25). Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:113 [ref. 12291], Nijssen et al. 1982:98 [ref. 19236]. •Valid as Bathygobius curacao (Metzelaar 1919) -- (Robins & Ray 1986:242 [ref. 23100], Miller & Smith 1989:315 [ref. 25535], Garzón-Ferreira & Acero P. 1992:25 [ref. 39338], Cervigón 1994:154 [ref. 24488], Aguilera 1998:52 [ref. 24221], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:425 [ref. 24550], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:314 [ref. 25013], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:167 [ref. 27754], Thacker & Cole 2002:840 [ref. 26548], Murdy & Hoese 2003:1792 [ref. 27111], Smith et al. 2003:59 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:169 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:670 [ref. 28815], Tornabene et al. 2010:149 [ref. 30990], Van Tassell 2011:140 [ref. 31732], Page et al. 2013:175 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Collette 2013:180 [ref. 32953], Rodríguez-Rey et al. 2017:11 [ref. 35433], Parenti 2021:100 [ref. 38603], Page et al. 2023:120 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius curacao (Metzelaar 1919). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Cape Canaveral (Florida, U.S.A.) and Bermuda south to Trinidad and Tobago, including southern Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. IUCN (2019): Least concern. Habitat: marine.

curticeps, Bathygobius ramosus Ginsburg [I.] 1947:281 [Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences v. 37 (no. 8); ref. 19997] Cape San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico. Holotype: USNM 30739. Paratypes: (50) FMNH 42666 (17). •Synonym of Bathygobius ramosus Ginsburg 1947 -- (Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:425 [ref. 24550], Parenti 2021:104 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius ramosus Ginsburg 1947. Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

cyclopterus, Gobius Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837:59 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 12; ref. 1006] Carteret Harbour, Lambom Island, near Cape Saint-George, southern New Ireland, Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific, ca. 4°48'S, 152°51'E. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-1355. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:30-31 [ref. 19958]. •Valid as Bathygobius cyclopterus (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Goren 1978:269 [ref. 8929], Goren 1979:26 [ref. 1852], Akihito & Meguro 1980:228 [ref. 6920], Dor 1984:240 [ref. 29757], Akihito in Masuda et al. 1984:273 [ref. 6441], Hoese 1986:781 [ref. 5670], Miller & Smith 1989:315 [ref. 25535], Randall & Goren 1993:6 [ref. 21131], Kottelat et al. 1993:142 [ref. 23448], Goren & Dor 1994:63 [ref. 25356], Myers 1999:245 [ref. 23965], Chu 1999:70 [ref. 24097], Fricke 1999:502 [ref. 24106], Allen 2000:92 [ref. 37268], Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:635 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1219 [ref. 25182], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:242 [ref. 25480], Sakai et al. 2001:109 [ref. 25693], Hutchins 2001:42 [ref. 25847], Larson & Murdy 2001:3595 [ref. 26293], Miller & Stefanni 2001:151 [ref. 26034], Nakabo 2002:1219 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:57 [ref. 26830], Randall 2005:520 [ref. 28239], Hoese & Larson 2006:1627 [ref. 29097], Fricke et al. 2009:100 [ref. 30213], Shibukawa 2009:264 [ref. 30449], Motomura et al. 2010:205 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:961 [ref. 31980], Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2014:159 [ref. 33932], Koeda et al. 2016:89 [ref. 35333], Fricke et al. 2018:327 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:148 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:274 [ref. 36673], Kovačić et al. 2021:87 [ref. 39014], Parenti 2021:100 [ref. 38603], Larson 2022:50 [ref. 39971], Mochizuki et al. 2022:25 [ref. 39612], Bogorodsky & Goren 2023:5 [ref. 40247]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius cyclopterus (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Red Sea; Indo-West Pacific: KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), East Africa, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and western Mascarenes (La Réunion) east to Mariana Islands and Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia and New Caledonia. Habitat: brackish, marine.

darnleyensis, Gobius Alleyne [H. G.] & Macleay [W.] 1877:331, Pl. 12 (fig. 1) [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v. 1 (pts 3-4); ref. 101] Erub [= Darnley] Island, 9°35'S, 143°46'E, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia. Syntypes: AMS I.16390-001 [es MAMU F992(a)] (3). Type catalog: Koumans 1940:157 [ref. 2676], Stanbury 1969:208 [ref. 19518]. •Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Akihito & Meguro 1980:221 [ref. 6920], Hoese & Larson 2006:1627 [ref. 29097], Kottelat 2013:402 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:101 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

elmeri, Gobius Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1940:358, Pl. 1 [Philippine Journal of Science v. 72 (no. 4); ref. 11010] Tide pool at Nasugbu, Batangas Province, Luzon Island, Philippines. Holotype (unique): CAS-SU 32989. Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:113 [ref. 12291]. •Synonym of Bathygobius cocosensis (Bleeker 1854) -- (Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:100 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius cocosensis (Bleeker 1854). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

filamentosus, Gobius Sauvage [H.-E.] 1883:157 [14] [Bulletin de la Société philomathique de Paris (7th Série) v. 7; ref. 3897] New Caledonia. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-4886. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:31 [ref. 19958]. On p. 14 of separate. Objectively invalid; preoccupied by Gobius filamentosus Risso 1827 and Castelnau 1875, replaced by Drombus whitleyi Fowler 1931. •Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Akihito & Meguro 1980:221 [ref. 6920], Fricke & Kulbicki 2006:349 [ref. 28867], Kottelat 2013:402 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:101 [ref. 38603]). 1°Homonym. Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

fishelsoni, Bathygobius Goren [M.] 1978:271, Figs. 6, 7a-b [Senckenbergiana Biologica v. 58 (nos 5/6) (for 1977); ref. 8929] El Bilayim, about 180 kilometers south of Suez, Sinai, Egypt, Gulf of Suez, Red Sea. Holotype: HUJ 7554. Paratypes: HUJ 10913 (1) and 10914 (1) [ex HUJ 5697c and 7627]. Type catalog: Golani 2006:34 [ref. 28840] but without 10913-14. •Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Larson 2022:50 [ref. 39971]). •Valid as Bathygobius fishelsoni Goren 1978 -- (Goren 1979:26 [ref. 1852], Dor 1984:240 [ref. 29757], Goren & Dor 1994:63 [ref. 25356], Parenti 2021:101 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius fishelsoni Goren 1978. Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Northern Red Sea endemic: Gulf of Suez. Habitat: marine.

flavidus, Gobius Macleay [W.] 1881:602 [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v. 5 (pt 4); ref. 2869] Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia. Syntypes: MAMU F1156 (label only, specimen missing). Type catalog: Stanbury 1969:209 [ref. 19518]. Correct original spelling was kreftii, not named for G. Krefft (unused since 1919), but krefftii has become the correct spelling by prevailing usage (Art. 3.3.1). •Synonym of Bathygobius kreftii (Steindachner 1866) -- (Hoese & Larson 2006:1628 [ref. 29097], Parenti 2021:102 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius krefftii (Steindachner 1866). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

fuscus, Gobius Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1830:137 [Atlas zu der Reise im nördlichen Africa. Fische des Rothen Meeres; ref. 3843] Red Sea. Holotype (unique): SMF 1716. •Valid as Gobius fuscus Rüppell 1830 -- (Lindberg & Krasyukova 1975:356 [ref. 7348]). •Valid as Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Goren 1978:268 [ref. 8929], Goren 1979:27 [ref. 1852], Akihito & Meguro 1980:221 [ref. 6920], Dor 1984:240 [ref. 29757], Akihito in Masuda et al. 1984:272 [ref. 6441], Hoese 1986:781 [ref. 5670], Maugé 1986:360 [ref. 6218], Allen & Swainston 1988:134 [ref. 25477], Allen & Swainston 1988:134 [ref. 25477], Miller & Smith 1989:315 [ref. 25535], Kawanabe & Mizuno 1989:610 [ref. 25598], Randall et al. 1990:395 [ref. 15987], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:929 [ref. 20764], Krishnan & Mishra 1993:233 [ref. 24016], Krishnan & Mishra 1994:296 [ref. 24014], Goren & Dor 1994:63 [ref. 25356], Rainboth 1996:198 [ref. 22772], Allen 1997:216 [ref. 23977], Larson & Williams 1997:367 [ref. 23967], Carpenter et al. 1997:213 [ref. 23922], Kim 1997:449 [ref. 24032], Myers 1999:245 [ref. 23965], Chu 1999:70 [ref. 24097], Fricke 1999:502 [ref. 24106], Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:636 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1220 [ref. 25182], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:239 [ref. 25480], Shinohara et al. 2000:182 [ref. 25987], Hutchins 2001:42 [ref. 25847], Larson & Murdy 2001:3595 [ref. 26293], Miller & Stefanni 2001:154 [ref. 26034], Sakai et al. 2001:110 [ref. 25693], Kim & Park 2002:372 [ref. 25913], Nakabo 2002:1220 [ref. 26193], Choi et al. 2003:398, 657 [ref. 26218], Allen & Adrim 2003:57 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:643 [ref. 27495] dated 1828, Lobel & Lobel 2004:75 [ref. 27576] dated 1828, Randall et al. 2004:26 [ref. 27624], Tan & Lim 2004:110 [ref. 27716], Adrim et al. 2004:126 [ref. 27715], Heemstra et al. 2004:3328 [ref. 27945], Randall 2005:521 [ref. 28239], Hoese & Larson 2006:1627 [ref. 29097], Larson et al. 2008:146 [ref. 29532], Fricke et al. 2009:100 [ref. 30213], Shibukawa 2009:265 [ref. 30449], Coad 2010:267 [ref. 36620], Motomura et al. 2010:206 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:961 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:269 [ref. 32706], Larson et al. 2013:190 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2014:159 [ref. 33932], Motomura et al. 2015:29 [ref. 34709], Koeda et al. 2016:89 [ref. 35333], Kwun et al. 2017:143 [ref. 37287], Ali et al. 2018:336 [ref. 36183], Fricke et al. 2018:327 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:148 [ref. 36273], Arndt & Fricke 2019:16 [ref. 36883], Eagderi et al. 2019:59 [ref. 37020], Kim et al. 2020:169 [ref. 39118], Sonoyama et al. 2020:103 [ref. 37637], Parenti 2021:101 [ref. 38603], Larson 2022:50 [ref. 39971], Bogorodsky & Goren 2023:5 [ref. 40247], Jamandre 2023:168 [ref. 40455]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Red Sea; Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Persian Gulf, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and Mascarenes (La Réunion, Mauritius, Rodrigues) east to Wake Atoll, Marquesas Islands and Gambier Islands (French Polynesia), north to southern Korea and central Japan, south to Western Australia, Queensland (Australia), New Caledonia, Norfolk Island (Australia) and Tonga. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

geminatus, Bathygobius Tornabene [L.], Baldwin [C. C.] & Pezold [F. L.] in Tornabene et al. 2010:151, Figs. 2, 5 [aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology v. 16 (no. 4); ref. 30990] North-east end of bridge on highway A1A, Indian River, Sewall's Point, Florida, U.S.A. Holotype: USNM 398105. Paratypes: AMNH 251648 (1); USNM 398102 (1), 398103 (1), 398106 (1), 398107 (1), 398109 (1), 398112 (1). Plus additional non-type specimens. •Valid as Bathygobius geminatus Tornabene, Baldwin & Pezold 2010 -- (Van Tassell 2011:140 [ref. 31732], Page et al. 2013:175 [ref. 32708], Rodríguez-Rey et al. 2017:11 [ref. 35433], Caires 2019:2 [ref. 37363], Parenti 2021:102 [ref. 38603], Carvalho-Filho 2023:236 [ref. 40480], Page et al. 2023:120 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius geminatus Tornabene, Baldwin & Pezold 2010. Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Florida (U.S.A.), Puerto Rico (U.S.A.); São Paulo (Brazil) Habitat: marine.

graeffii, Gobius Günther [A.] 1877:179 [Journal des Museum Godeffroy v. 4 (no. 13); ref. 14243] Fresh waters of Namusi, Viti Levu. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1869.11.20.30. •Synonym of Bathygobius padangensis (Bleeker 1851) -- (Akihito & Meguro 1980:223 [ref. 6920]). •Synonym of Bathygobius coalitus (Bennett 1832) -- (Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:99 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius coalitus (Bennett 1832). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

haackei, Gobius Steindachner [F.] 1883:194 [Anzeiger der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Klasse v. 20 (no. 22); ref. 20488] South Australia. Holotype (unique): NMW (apparently lost). Species later described in more detail in Steindachner 1884:1074 [p. 10 of separate] [ref. 4234]. •Incertae sedis in Gobiidae -- (Hoese & Larson 2006:1697 [ref. 29097]). Gobiidae: Gobiinae.

heteropoma, Bathygobius andrei Ginsburg [I.] 1947:283 [Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences v. 37 (no. 8); ref. 19997] Chame Point, (Pacific) Panama. Holotype: USNM 119894. Paratypes: (8) [whereabouts unknown]. •Synonym of Bathygobius andrei but possibly a valid subspecies -- (Miller & Stefanni 2001:149 [ref. 26034]). •Synonym of Bathygobius andrei (Sauvage 1880) -- (Parenti 2021:98 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius andrei (Sauvage 1880). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

homocyanus, Gobius Vaillant [L. L.] & Sauvage [H.-E.] 1875:280 [Revue et Magasin de Zoologie (Sér. 3) v. 3; ref. 17853] Hawaiian Islands. Syntypes: MNHN 0000-8046 (2) poor condition. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:34 [ref. 19958]. •Synonym of Bathygobius cocosensis (Bleeker 1854) -- (Mundy 2005:472 [ref. 28379]). •Synonym of Bathygobius coalitus (Bennentt 1832) -- (Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989] with question, Parenti 2021:99 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius coalitus (Bennett 1832). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

hongkongensis, Bathygobius Lam [C.] 1986:76, Pls. 1-2 [Asian Marine Biology v. 3; ref. 8080] Chung Hum Kok, Hong Kong, 22°13'12"N, 114°11'09"E, rock-pool, depth 0.1-0.4 meters. Holotype: BMNH 1985.9.23.5. Paratypes: AMNH 56143 (6), ASIO 84111-16 (6), BMNH 1985.9.23.6-10 (5). •Synonym of Bathygobius meggitti (Hora & Mukerji 1936) -- (Sadovy & Cornish 2000:242 [ref. 25480] as meggetti). •Valid as Bathygobius hongkongensis Lam 1986 -- (Hoda & Goren 1990:149 [ref. 16589], Nakabo 2000:1221 [ref. 25182], Nakabo 2002:1221 [ref. 26193], Motomura et al. 2010:206 [ref. 31256], Prokofiev 2016:644 [ref. 35020] with author as Chiu, Parenti 2021:102 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius hongkongensis Lam 1986. Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Hong Kong (China). Habitat: marine.

humeralis, Gobius Duméril [A. H. A.] 1861:248, Pl. 21 (figs. 2-2a) [Archives du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris v. 10 [for 1858]; ref. 1149] Gabon. Holotype: MNHN A-1193. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:34 [ref. 19958]. •Synonym of Bathygobius soporator (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Maugé 1986:362 [ref. 6218], Miller & Smith 1989:282 [ref. 25535], Miller 1990:926 [ref. 19376], Parenti 2021:104 [ref. 38603]). •Questionably a synonym of Bathygobius soporator (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Tornabene et al. 2010:159, 163 [ref. 30990]) Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius soporator (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

inornatus, Amblygobius Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1927:228 [Monographs, Bureau of Science Manila Monogr. 23; ref. 2104] Tide pool on the Martin ranch, Siasi, Sulu Province, Philippines. Holotype (unique): BSMP 13223 (destroyed, seen by Koumans). Type catalog: Koumans 1940:189 [ref. 2676]. •Synonymy of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Kottelat 2013:402 [ref. 32989] with question, Parenti 2021:101 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

karachiensis, Bathygobius Hoda [S. M. S.] & Goren [M.] 1990:144, Figs. 1-5 [Cybium v. 14 (no. 2); ref. 16589] Buleji, Karachi coast, Pakistan, depth 1-2 meters. Holotype: TAU 10184 [= SMNHTAU]. Paratypes: TAU [= SMNHTAU] 10185-86 (1, 1); CEMBP (67). Appeared first as name only in Hoda 1981:25, Proc. Second Pakistan Congress of Zoology. •Valid as Bathygobius karachiensis Hoda & Goren 1990 -- (Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S118 [ref. 27377], Parenti 2021:102 [ref. 38603]). •Synonym of Bathygobius meggitti (Hora & Mukerji 1936) -- (Larson 2022:51 [ref. 39971]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius meggitti (Hora & Mukerji 1936). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

kreftii, Gobius Steindachner [F.] 1866:51 [Anzeiger der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Classe v. 3 (no. 7); ref. 20460] Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia. Holotype (unique): NMW 76985. Appeared first in the abstract as above, then in Steindachner 1866:451 [ref. 4210]; also on p. 28 of separate. Correct original spelling was kreftii (unused since 1919), but krefftii has become the correct spelling by prevailing usage (Art. 3.3.1). •Valid as Bathygobius kreffti (Steindachner 1866) -- (Kuiter 1993:347 [ref. 23929], Gomon et al. 1994:785 [ref. 22532], Johnson 1999:748 [ref. 25471], Larson & Murdy 2001:3595 [ref. 26293], Hoese & Larson 2006:1628 [ref. 29097] as kreftii, Hoese & Larson 2008:754 [ref. 30660], Larson 2011:237 [ref. 31740], Parenti 2021:102 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius krefftii (Steindachner 1866). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Southeastern Indian Ocean, southwestern Pacific: Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia (Australia). Habitat: brackish, marine.

lacertus, Gobius Poey [F.] 1860:278 [Memorias sobre la historia natural de la Isla de Cuba v. 2; ref. 3499] Cuba. Syntypes and/or Poey specimens: MCZ 13114 (orig. 9, now 8), ?NMW 33927-28 (2), USNM 120413 [ex MCZ 13114] (1, possibly the 92-mm primary specimen). Type catalog: Howell Rivero 1938:214 [ref. 22926]. •Valid as Bathygobius lacertus (Poey 1860) -- (Tornabene et al. 2010:154 [ref. 30990], Van Tassell 2011:140 [ref. 31732], Page et al. 2013:175 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Collette 2013:180 [ref. 32953], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:75 [ref. 33341], Rodríguez-Rey et al. 2017:11 [ref. 35433], Parenti 2021:103 [ref. 38603], Martínez-Servín et al. 2023:113 [ref. 40726], Page et al. 2023:120 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius lacertus (Poey 1860). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Bermuda, Bahamas, Florida (U.S.A.) and Mexico south to Panama, including Caribbean Sea. Habitat: brackish, marine.

laddi, Rhinogobius Fowler [H. W.] 1931:362, Fig. 6 [Memoirs of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum. v. 11 (no. 5); ref. 16277] Suva, Fiji Islands. Holotype (unique): BPBM 3483. •Valid as Bathygobius laddi (Fowler 1931) -- (Hoese 1986:782 [ref. 5670], Suzuki et al. 1996:6 [ref. 24367], Larson & Williams 1997:367 [ref. 23967], Randall et al. 1997:528 [ref. 25919], Johnson 1999:748 [ref. 25471], Nakabo 2000:1221 [ref. 25182], Hutchins 2001:42 [ref. 25847], Larson & Murdy 2001:3595 [ref. 26293], Nakabo 2002:1221 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:57 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:643 [ref. 27495], Randall 2005:521 [ref. 28239], Hoese & Larson 2006:1628 [ref. 29097], Allen & Erdmann 2012:962 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:191 [ref. 32988], Suzuki et al. 2017:81 [ref. 35202], Parenti 2021:103 [ref. 38603], Larson 2022:51 [ref. 39971]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius laddi (Fowler 1931). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) and East Africa (Mozambique); Sri Lanka east to Samoa, north to Taiwan, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.

laoe, Bathygobius Roxas [H. A.] & Ablan [G. L.] 1940:306, Pl. 4 [Philippine Journal of Science v. 73 (no. 3); ref. 13218] Dagupan, Pangasinan Province, Luzon Island, Philippines. Holotype (unique): BSMP 31948 (destroyed in WWII). •Synonym of Bathygobius cyclopterus (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:101 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius cyclopterus (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

laticeps, Chlamydes Jenkins [O. P.] 1903:503, Fig. 43 [Bulletin of the U. S. Fish Commission v. 22 (1902); ref. 2341] Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaiian Islands. Holotype (unique): USNM 50716. Type catalog: Koumans 1940:131-132 [ref. 2676]. •Synonym of Bathygobius cotticeps (Steindachner 1879) -- (Akihito & Meguro 1980:229 [ref. 6920], Greenfield & Randall 2004:510 [ref. 28175], Mundy 2005:472 [ref. 28379], Randall 2007:396 [ref. 30952], Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:100 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius cotticeps (Steindachner 1879). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

lepidopoma, Bathygobius curacao Ginsburg [I.] 1947:278 [Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences v. 37 (no. 8); ref. 19997] Newfound Bay, Florida, U.S.A. Holotype: USNM 57452. Paratypes: (10). •Synonym of Bathygobius curacao (Metzelaar 1919) -- (Parenti 2021:100 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius curacao (Metzelaar 1919). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

leytensis, Chlamydes Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1927:118, Pl. 8 (fig. 3) [Monographs, Bureau of Science Manila Monogr. 23; ref. 2104] Cabalian, Leyte Island, Philippines. BSMP 9550. Syntypes: BSMP 10585 (1) and 26919 (1) destroyed, but all 3 types by Koumans. Type catalog: Koumans 1940:183 [ref. 2676]. Lectotpe designated by Koumans (1940:183). Kottelat (2013) treats as brackish and marine. •Synonym of Bathygobius cotticeps (Steindachner 1879) -- (Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:100 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius cotticeps (Steindachner 1879). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

lineatus, Gobius Jenyns [L.] 1841:95, Pl. 19 (figs. 2, 2a) [The zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Beagle; ref. 2344] Off San Cristóbal Island [Chatham Island], Galápagos Islands. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1917.7.14.53. •Valid as Bathygobius lineatus subspecies lineatus (Jenyns 1841) -- (Miller & Stefanni 2001:149 [ref. 26034], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:194 [ref. 30957]). •Valid as Bathygobius lineatus (Jenyns 1841) -- (Allen & Robertson 1994:259 [ref. 22193], Hoese in Fischer et al. 1995:1134 [ref. 22829], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:161 [ref. 24545], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:552 [ref. 24023], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:152 [ref. 24555], Thomson et al. 2000:250 [ref. 25640], Thacker & Cole 2002:840 [ref. 26548], Béarez & Séret 2009:150 [ref. 36646], Van Tassell 2011:140 [ref. 31732], Rodríguez-Rey et al. 2017:11 [ref. 35433], Parenti 2021:103 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius lineatus (Jenyns 1841). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacifi: Peru, including Clipperton Island (France) and Galapágos Islands (Ecuador). Habitat: marine.

longiceps, Bathygobius soporator Ginsburg [I.] 1947:280 [Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences v. 37 (no. 8); ref. 19997] Porto Bello, (Atlantic) Panama. Holotype: USNM 119896 [ex USNM 81876]. Paratypes: (90). •Synonym of Bathygobius soporator (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Tornabene et al. 2010:159 [ref. 30990], Parenti 2021:105 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius soporator (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

longipinnis, Bathygobius ramosus Ginsburg [I.] 1947:282 [Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences v. 37 (no. 8); ref. 19997] Socorro Island, Revillagigedo Islands, off western Mexico. Holotype: USNM 119898. Paratypes: (25). •Synonym of Bathygobius ramosus Ginsburg 1947 -- (Allen & Robertson 1994:259 [ref. 22193], Parenti 2021:104 [ref. 38603]). •Synonym of Bathygobius ramosus Ginsburg 1947 but a valid subspecies longipinnis -- (Miller & Stefanni 2001:147 [ref. 26034], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:611 [ref. 34923]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius ramosus Ginsburg 1947. Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

lupinus, Bathygobius lineatus Ginsburg [I.] 1947:281 [Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences v. 37 (no. 8); ref. 19997] Lobos de Afuera Island, Peru. Holotype: USNM 77510. Paratypes: USNM 77561 (2). •Mention -- (Grove & Lavenberg 1997:553 [ref. 24023]). •Synonym of Bathygobius lineatus (Jenyns 1841) but a valid subspecies lupinus Ginsburg 1947 as described -- (Miller & Stefanni 2001:150 [ref. 26034]). •Synonym of Bathygobius lineatus (Jenyns 1841) -- (Parenti 2021:103 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius lineatus (Jenyns 1841). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

macrocephalus, Koumansiasis Visweswara Rao [V.] 1967:17, Figs. A-C [Journal of Natural History v. 2 (no. 1) (for Jan./Mar. 1968); ref. 4524] Rock pool at Visahapatnam, India. Holotype (unique): ZMAU 3. •Synonym of Bathygobius niger (Smith 1960) -- (Parenti 2021:103 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius niger (Smith 1960). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

mapo, Gobius Poey [F.] 1860:277 [Memorias sobre la historia natural de la Isla de Cuba v. 2; ref. 3499] Cuba. Holotype (unique): MCZ 13116. Non-type Poey specimens: MCZ 13117 (4). Type catalog: Howell Rivero 1938:214 [ref. 22926] with the largest specimen in MCZ 13116-17 as holotype. See Tornabene et al. 2010:159 [ref. 30990] for type information. •Synonym of Bathygobius soporator (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Parenti 2021:104 [ref. 38603]). •Questionably a synonym of Bathygobius soporator (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Tornabene et al. 2010:159, 163 [ref. 30990]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius soporator (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

marginalis, Gobius De Vis [C. W.] 1884:686 [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v. 9 (pt 3); ref. 17383] Cape York, Queensland, Australia. Syntypes: AMS I.443 (5), QM I.2739 (3). Type catalog: Koumans 1940:175 [ref. 2676]. •Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Akihito & Meguro 1980:221 [ref. 6920], Hoese & Larson 2006:1628 [ref. 29097], Kottelat 2013:402 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:101 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

mearnsi, Mapo Evermann [B. W.] & Seale [A.] 1906:510, Fig. 2 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 31 (no. 1491); ref. 15657] Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines. Holotype: USNM 55624 (1 of 3). Paratypes: Bur. Fish. 1495 (1). Type catalog: Koumans 1940:128 [ref. 2676]. •Synonym of Bathygobius cyclopterus (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Akihito & Meguro 1980:228 [ref. 6920], Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:101 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius cyclopterus (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

meggitti, Ctenogobius Hora [S. L.] & Mukerji [D. D.] 1936:30, Pl. 1 (figs. 3-4); Fig. 6 [Records of the Indian Museum (Calcutta) v. 38 (pt 1); ref. 2217] Maungmagan, Tavoy District, Myanmar. Holotype: ZSI F11871/1. See Das 2003:373 [ref. 27706]. •Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1828) -- (Talwar & Jhingran 1991:929 [ref. 20764]). •Valid as Ctenogobius meggitti Hora & Mukerji 1936 -- (Randall 1995:328 [ref. 22896], Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:636 [ref. 25122]). •Valid as Bathygobius meggitti (Hora & Mukerji 1936) -- (Sadovy & Cornish 2000:242 [ref. 25480] as meggetti, Hutchins 2001:42 [ref. 25847] as megetti, Larson & Murdy 2001:3595 [ref. 26293], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S118 [ref. 27377], Hoese & Larson 2006:1628 [ref. 29097], Larson et al. 2008:147 [ref. 29532], Ghanbarifardi & Malek 2009:[4] 498 [ref. 37937], Shibukawa 2009:265 [ref. 30449], Allen & Erdmann 2012:962 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:191 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:402 [ref. 32989], Eagderi et al. 2019:60 [ref. 37020], Zajonz et al. 2019:95 [ref. 36871], Parenti 2021:103 [ref. 38603], Larson 2022:51 [ref. 39971]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius meggitti (Hora & Mukerji 1936). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), East Africa, Persian Gulf and Socotra (Yemen) east to Fiji, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.

micromma, Bathygobius ramosus Ginsburg [I.] 1947:282 [Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences v. 37 (no. 8); ref. 19997] Paita, Peru. Holotype: USNM 53504. Paratypes: (10). •Synonym of Bathygobius ramosus Ginsburg 1947 -- (Parenti 2021:104 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius ramosus Ginsburg 1947. Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

mystacium, Bathygobius Ginsburg [I.] 1947:278 [Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences v. 37 (no. 8); ref. 19997] Nassau, Bahamas. Holotype: USNM 119895. Paratypes: (8). •Valid as Bathygobius mystacium Ginsburg 1947 -- (Robins & Ray 1986:243 [ref. 23100], Miller & Smith 1989:315 [ref. 25535], Garzón-Ferreira & Acero P. 1992:26 [ref. 39338], Cervigón 1994:156 [ref. 24488], Murdy & Hoese 2003:1792 [ref. 27111], Moura et al. in Menezes et al. 2003:98 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:59 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:169 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:671 [ref. 28815], Tornabene et al. 2010:154 [ref. 30990], Van Tassell 2011:140 [ref. 31732], Page et al. 2013:175 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:76 [ref. 33341], Rodríguez-Rey et al. 2017:11 [ref. 35433], Parenti 2021:103 [ref. 38603], Angulo et al. 2023:36 [ref. 40676], Page et al. 2023:120 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius mystacium Ginsburg 1947. Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Florida (U.S.A.) and Bahamas south to Antilles and Middle America. Habitat: marine.

nebulopunctatus, Gobius Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837:58 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 12; ref. 1006] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean; Red Sea. Syntypes: MNHN A-1330 (1) Mauritius, A-1331 (5) Red Sea, 2730 (1) Red Sea; MSNG 12609 (2); ZMB 2056 (2). Type catalog: Tortonese 1963:344 [ref. 10350], Bauchot et al. 1991:36 [ref. 19958] as holotype (A.1130) and paratypes. Originally as nebulo-punctatus. •Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Golani & Fricke 2018:148 [ref. 36273], Larson 2022:50 [ref. 39971], Parenti 2021:101 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

niger, Pyosicus Smith [J. L. B.] 1960:312, Fig. 13 [Ichthyological Bulletin, Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University No. 18; ref. 4126] Bizana coast, Pondoland, South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 176. Secondarily preoccupied in Bathygobius by Gobius nigri Günther 1861; replaced by Bathygobius smithi -- (Fricke 1999:502 [ref. 24106]). Sugiyama et al. 2000:4 [ref. 24606] do not accept the need for the replacement name smithi as nigri Günther is not a Bathygobius. •Valid as Bathygobius niger (Smith 1960) -- (Hoese 1986:782 [ref. 5670], Miller & Smith 1989:315 [ref. 25535], Sugiyama et al. 2000:2 [ref. 24606], Nakabo 2000:1219 [ref. 25182], Miller & Stefanni 2001:151 [ref. 26034], Nakabo 2002:1219 [ref. 26193], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S118 [ref. 27377], Parenti 2021:103 [ref. 38603], Larson 2022:52 [ref. 39971]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius niger (Smith 1960). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), western Mascarenes (La Réunion, Mauritius), India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia, north to southern Japan. Habitat: marine.

nigripinnis, Gobius Alleyne [H. G.] & Macleay [W.] 1877:332, Pl. 12 (fig. 2) [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v. 1 (pts 3-4); ref. 101] Palm Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia. Syntypes: AMS I.16389-001 [ex MAMU F992] (6). Type catalog: Koumans 1940:157 [ref. 2676], Stanbury 1969:208 [ref. 19518]. Objectively invalid; preoccupied by Gobius nigripinnis Valenciennes 1837. •Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Hoese & Larson 2006:1628 [ref. 29097], Kottelat 2013:402 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:101 [ref. 38603]). 1°Homonym. Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

nox, Gobius Bleeker [P.] 1851:248 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 1 (no. 3); ref. 16890] Sumatra, Indonesia. Syntypes: (7) RMNH 4532 (1 or more of 4). •Synonym of Bathygobius cyclopterus (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Akihito & Meguro 1980:228 [ref. 6920], Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:100 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius cyclopterus (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

obscurus, Gobius Peters [W. (C. H.)] 1855:441 [Bericht über die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1855; ref. 3449] Mozambique. Syntypes: ZMB 2104 (3). Also described as new in Peters 1855:250 [ref. 13448]. •Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Maugé 1986:361 [ref. 6218], Kottelat 2013:402 [ref. 32989], Larson 2022:50 [ref. 39971] with question, Parenti 2021:101 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

ocellata, Gobius petrophilus var. Kner [R.] 1868:326 [34] [Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 58 (nos 3-4); ref. 2646] Viti Levu, Fiji Islands. MGH 767 (current whereabouts unknown). On p. 34 of separate. •Synonym of Bathygobius petrophilus (Bleeker 1853) -- (Kottelat 2013:402 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:104 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius petrophilus (Bleeker 1853). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

ophthalmicus, Gobius Weber [M.] 1909:150 [Notes from the Leyden Museum v. 31 (note 4); ref. 4600] Beach at Pidjot Bay, Lombok, Indonesia. Syntypes: RMNH 14355 [ex ZMA] (1); ZMA 111886 (3). Type catalog: Nijssen et al. 1982:100 [ref. 19236]. •Synonym of Bathygobius cocosensis (Bleeker 1854) -- (Akihito & Meguro 1980:225 [ref. 6920], Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:100 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius cocosensis (Bleeker 1854). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

padangensis, Gobius Bleeker [P.] 1851:249 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 1 (no. 3); ref. 16890] Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia. Syntypes: (23) RMNH 4531 (1). •Valid as Bathygobius padangensis (Bleeker 1851) -- (Akihito & Meguro 1980:223 [ref. 6920], Akihito in Masuda et al. 1984:273 [ref. 6441], Miller & Smith 1989:315 [ref. 25535], Kuiter 1993:347 [ref. 23929], Chu 1999:70 [ref. 24097], Allen 2000:92 [ref. 37268], Nakabo 2000:1220 [ref. 25182], Sakai et al. 2001:110 [ref. 25693], Hutchins 2001:42 [ref. 25847], Larson & Murdy 2001:3595 [ref. 26293], Nakabo 2002:1220 [ref. 26193]). •Appears to be a synonym of Bathygobius coalitus (Bennett 1832) -- (Randall 2005:520 [ref. 28239]). •Synonym of Bathygobius coalitus (Bennett 1832) -- (Hoese & Larson 2006:1626 [ref. 29097], Randall 2007:395 [ref. 30952], Motomura et al. 2010:205 [ref. 31256], Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:99 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius coalitus (Bennett 1832). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

panayensis, Gobius Jordan [D. S.] & Seale [A.] 1907:42, Fig. 15 [Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries v. 26 (Doc. 606) (for 1906); ref. 2498] Panay Island, Philippines. Holotype (unique): CAS-SU 9250. Type catalog: Koumans 1940:145 [ref. 2676], Böhlke 1953:114 [ref. 12291]. •Valid as Bathygobius panayensis (Jordan & Seale 1907) -- (Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:636 [ref. 25122], Larson & Murdy 2001:3595 [ref. 26293], Parenti 2021:104 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius panayensis (Jordan & Seale 1907). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Philippines. Habitat: marine.

petrophilus, Gobius Bleeker [P.] 1853:476 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 4 (no. 3); ref. 336] Jakarta, Java, near Onrust Island, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): RMNH 4534. •Valid as Bathygobius petrophilus (Bleeker 1853) -- (Goren 1978:273 [ref. 8929], Akihito & Meguro 1980:226 [ref. 6920], Akihito in Masuda et al. 1984:273 [ref. 6441], Miller & Smith 1989:315 [ref. 25535], Kottelat et al. 1993:143 [ref. 23448], Nakabo 2000:1220 [ref. 25182] as peterophilus, Matsuura & Peristiwady in Matsuura & Peristiwady 2000:289 [ref. 27511], Miller & Stefanni 2001:152 [ref. 26034], Larson & Murdy 2001:3595 [ref. 26293], Nakabo 2002:1220 [ref. 26193] as peterophilus, Allen & Adrim 2003:57 [ref. 26830], Kottelat 2013:402 [ref. 32989], Miesen et al. 2016:93 [ref. 34492], Parenti 2021:104 [ref. 38603], Koreeda et al. 2022:27 [ref. 39102], Okamura et al. 2023:21 [ref. 40943]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius petrophilus (Bleeker 1853). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Indonesia east to Fiji, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Habitat: brackish, marine.

poecilichthys, Gobius Jordan [D. S.] & Snyder [J. O.] 1901:52, Fig. 4 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 24 (no. 1244); ref. 2509] Misaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Sagami Sea, Japan. Holotype: CAS-SU 6448. Paratypes: USNM 49919 (1). Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:114 [ref. 12291]. Types: Shinohara & Williams 2006:562 [ref. 31656]. •Synonym of Gobius fuscus Rüppell 1830 -- (Lindberg & Krasyukova 1975:356 [ref. 7348]). •Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Akihito & Meguro 1980:221 [ref. 6920], Myers & Donaldson 2003:643 [ref. 27495], Kottelat 2013:402 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:101 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

pulcher, Bathygobius fuscus Fowler [H. W.] 1945:67, Figs. 10-11 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 97; ref. 13142] Saipan Island, western Pacific. Holotype: ANSP 71596. Paratypes: ANSP 71597-99 (3). Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:109 [ref. 13621]. •Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Myers & Donaldson 2003:643 [ref. 27495]). •Synonym of Bathygobius cocosensis (Bleeker 1854) -- (Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:100 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius cocosensis (Bleeker 1854). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

punctillatus, Gobius Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1830:138 [Atlas zu der Reise im nördlichen Africa. Fische des Rothen Meeres; ref. 3843] Red Sea. Lectotype: SMF 1635. Lectotype selected by Dor 1984:240 [ref. 29757]. •Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Goren 1978:268 [ref. 8929], Goren 1979:27 [ref. 1852], Akihito & Meguro 1980:221 [ref. 6920], Dor 1984:240 [ref. 29757], Maugé 1986:360 [ref. 6218], Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Larson 2022:50 [ref. 39971], Parenti 2021:101 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

ramosus, Bathygobius ramosus Ginsburg [I.] 1947:282 [Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences v. 37 (no. 8); ref. 19997] Balboa, (Pacific) Panama. Holotype: USNM 119897. Paratypes: (150). Type catalog: Smith 2018:79 [ref. 36061]. Described as a new species and subspecies. •Valid as Bathygobius ramosus Ginsburg 1947 -- (Miller & Smith 1989:315 [ref. 25535], Allen & Robertson 1994:259 [ref. 22193], Hoese in Fischer et al. 1995:1134 [ref. 22829], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:161 [ref. 24545], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:152 [ref. 24555], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:425 [ref. 24550], Thomson et al. 2000:250 [ref. 25640], Miller & Stefanni 2001:145 [ref. 26034], Nelson et al. 2004:169 [ref. 27807], Love et al. 2005:161 [ref. 37547], Van Tassell 2011:140 [ref. 31732], McMahan et al. 2013:453 [ref. 32422], Page et al. 2013:175 [ref. 32708], Angulo et al. 2013:1007 [ref. 33194], Fourriére et al. 2016:450 [ref. 34668], Rodríguez-Rey et al. 2017:11 [ref. 35433], González-Murcia et al. 2019:293 [ref. 36544], Love et al. 2021:204 [ref. 39279], Parenti 2021:104 [ref. 38603], Angulo et al. 2023:36 [ref. 40676], Page et al. 2023:120 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius ramosus Ginsburg 1947. Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific: Pacific coast of southern Baja California Sur (Mexico) south to Peru, including Gulf of California (Mexico). Habitat: marine.

sandvicensis, Gobius Günther [A.] 1880:60 [Report on the shore fishes procured during the voyage of H. M. S. Challenger in the years 1873-1876 v. 1 (pt 6); ref. 2011] Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1879.5.14.562. •Synonym of Bathygobius cocosensis (Bleeker 1854) -- (Akihito & Meguro 1980:225 [ref. 6920], Mundy 2005:472 [ref. 28379], Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:100 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius cocosensis (Bleeker 1854). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

scrutarius, Acentrogobius Whitley [G. P.] 1955:54 [Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales v. for 1953-54; ref. 4724] Gladstone, Queensland, Australia. Holotype: AMS IA.6092. •Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Hoese & Larson 2006:1628 [ref. 29097], Kottelat 2013:402 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:102 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

sextaneus, Bathygobius soporator Ginsburg [I.] 1947:280 [Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences v. 37 (no. 8); ref. 19997] Rock pools, south shore, Bermuda. Holotype: USNM 21231. Paratypes: (18). •Synonym of Bathygobius soporator (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:314 [ref. 25013]). •Questionably a synonym of Bathygobius lacertus (Poey 1860) -- (Tornabene et al. 2010:154 [ref. 30990]). •Synonym of Bathygobius lacertus (Poey 1860) -- (Parenti 2021:103 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius lacertus (Poey 1860). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

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]). •Synonym of Bathygobius niger (Smith 1960) -- (Sugiyama et al. 2000:2 [ref. 24606], Parenti 2021:103 [ref. 38603], Larson 2022:52 [ref. 39971]). Replacement Name. Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius niger (Smith 1960). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

soporator, Gobius Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837:56 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 12; ref. 1006] Martinique Island, West Indies. Syntypes: MNHN A-1254 (2). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:40 [ref. 19958]. •Valid as Gobius soporator Valenciennes 1837 -- (Herrera 1896:61 [ref. 39336]). •Valid as Bathygobius soporator (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Miller 1973:515 [ref. 6888], Maugé 1986:361 [ref. 6218], Robins & Ray 1986:242 [ref. 23100], Miller & Smith 1989:282 [ref. 25535], Miller 1990:926 [ref. 19376], Boschung 1992:162 [ref. 23239], Harrison & Miller in Lévêque et al. 1992:813 [ref. 21590], Garzón-Ferreira & Acero P. 1992:28 [ref. 39338], Cervigón 1994:155 [ref. 24488], Greenfield & Thomerson 1997:238 [ref. 22947], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:553 [ref. 24023], Aguilera 1998:52 [ref. 24221], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:423 [ref. 24550], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:314 [ref. 25013], Schwartz 1999:283 [ref. 25307], Afonso et al. 1999:86 [ref. 25466], Thomson et al. 2000:250 [ref. 25640], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:167 [ref. 27754], Brito & Miller 2001:255 [ref. 25096], Miller & Stefanni 2001:154 [ref. 26034], Camargo & Isaac 2001:142 [ref. 27639], Collette et al. 2003:122 [ref. 26784], Feitoza et al. 2003:69 [ref. 26943], Murdy & Hoese 2003:1792 [ref. 27111], Moura et al. in Menezes et al. 2003:98 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:59 [ref. 27621], Ross & Rhode 2004:303 [ref. 27789], Nelson et al. 2004:169 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:672 [ref. 28815], Vaske et al. 2005:77 [ref. 36155], Harrison et al. 2007:531 [ref. 30083], Matamoros et al. 2009:24 [ref. 31241], Tornabene et al. 2010:159 [ref. 30990], Van Tassell 2011:140 [ref. 31732], Kovačić & Patzner 2011:184 [ref. 31737], Angulo et al. 2013:1008 [ref. 33194], Di Dario et al. 2013:263 [ref. 37503], Page et al. 2013:175 [ref. 32708], Phillip et al. 2013:24 [ref. 32896], Smith-Vaniz & Collette 2013:180 [ref. 32953], Wirtz et al. 2013:132 [ref. 32972], Catelani et al. 2014:932 [ref. 37496], Miller & Murdy in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2839 [ref. 34618], Rodríguez-Rey et al. 2017:11 [ref. 35433], Costa et al. 2017:46 [ref. 35684], Raz-Guzmán et al. 2018:345 [ref. 36407], Robins et al. 2018:436 [ref. 35886], Spier et al. 2018:15 [ref. 36103], Reiner 2019:257 [ref. 38139], Ribeiro et al. 2019:6 [ref. 36717], Skelton 2019:228 [ref. 36564], Carvalho-Filho in Marceniuk et al. 2021:233 [ref. 38945], Escobar-Sierra et al. 2021:75 [ref. 38844], Kovačić et al. 2021:87 [ref. 39014], Parenti 2021:104 [ref. 38603], Fermon et al. 2022:223 [ref. 39448], Angulo et al. 2023:36 [ref. 40676], Carvalho-Filho 2023:235 [ref. 40480], Page et al. 2023:120 [ref. 40505]). Current status: Valid as Bathygobius soporator (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Bermuda, Bahamas and southern Florida (U.S.A.) south to Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), including Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea; eastern Atlantic: Senegal south to Angola, including Bioko (Equatorial Guinea), and São Tomé and Principe. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

swainsensis, Bathygobius fuscus Schultz [L. P.] 1943:232, Fig. 18 [Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 180; ref. 3957] Surface of freshwater Lake Namo, Swains Island, American Samoa. Holotype: USNM 116117. Paratypes: MCZ 37279 [ex USNM 116118] (1), USNM 116118 (orig 17, now 16). •Synonym of Bathygobius coalitus (Bennett 1832) -- (Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:99 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius coalitus (Bennett 1832). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

tjilankahanensis, Gobius Bleeker [P.] 1851:251 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 1 (no. 3); ref. 16890] Tjilankakan, Bantam Province [western Java Province], Java, Indonesia. No types known. •Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:101 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

uranoscopus, Gobius Sauvage [H.-E.] 1882:170 [Bulletin de la Société philomathique de Paris (7th Série) v. 6; ref. 3894] Brazil. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-4251. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1991:41 [ref. 19958]. •Valid as Gobius uranoscopus Sauvage 1882 -- (Moura et al. in Menezes et al. 2003:99 [ref. 27192]). •Synonym of Bathygobius soporator (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Caires 2019:2 [ref. 37363], Parenti 2021:104 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius soporator (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

vaillanti, Gobius Rochebrune [A. T. de] 1885:92 [Bulletin de la Société philomathique de Paris (7th Série) v. 9; ref. 3791] Mangukrougou, Casamance, Senegal, western Africa. Museo Bouvieri. •Perhaps a Bathygobius -- (D. Hoese/H.K. Larson data). Gobiidae: Gobiinae.

variabilis, Gobius Steindachner [F.] 1901:430, Pl. 18 (figs. 4, 4a, 4b) [Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft v. 25; ref. 14769] Ternate, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Syntypes: SMF 885 (2), 1679 (4). As Gobius variabilis in text, but as Gobius varius in caption to Pl. 18 on p. 464; first reviser Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989] selecting variabilis. •Synonym of Bathygobius cyclopterus (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Akihito & Meguro 1980:228 [ref. 6920], Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:100 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius cyclopterus (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

varius, Gobius Steindachner [F.] 1901:Pl. 18 (figs. 4, 4a, 4b) [Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft v. 25; ref. 14769] See account of Gobius variabilis Steindachner 1901. •Synonym of Bathygobius cyclopterus (Valenciennes 1837) -- (Parenti 2021:100 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius cyclopterus (Valenciennes 1837). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

versicolor, Chlamydes Fowler [H. W.] 1945:68, Figs. 12-13 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 97; ref. 13142] Saipan Island, western Pacific. Holotype (unique): ANSP 71600. Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:111 [ref. 13621]. •Synonym of Bathygobius cocosensis (Bleeker 1854) -- (Myers & Donaldson 2003:643 [ref. 27495], Kottelat 2013:401 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:100 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius cocosensis (Bleeker 1854). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

villosus, Gobius Weber [M.] 1909:151 [Notes from the Leyden Museum v. 31 (note 4); ref. 4600] Beach at Manado, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): ZMA 110945. Type catalog: Nijssen et al. 1982:101 [ref. 19236]. •Synonym of Bathygobius petrophilus (Bleeker 1853) -- (Akihito & Meguro 1980:227 [ref. 6920], Kottelat 2013:402 [ref. 32989], Miesen et al. 2016:93 [ref. 34492], Parenti 2021:104 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius petrophilus (Bleeker 1853). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

watkinsoni, Gobius De Vis [C. W.] 1884:685 [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v. 9 (pt 3); ref. 17383] Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Holotype (unique): QM I.9933. Type catalog: Koumans 1940:174 [ref. 2676]. Correct original spelling was kreftii, not named for G. Krefft (unused since 1919), but krefftii has become the correct spelling by prevailing usage (Art. 3.3.1). •Synonym of Bathygobius kreftii (Steindachner 1866) -- (Hoese & Larson 2006:1628 [ref. 29097], Parenti 2021:102 [ref. 38603]). Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius krefftii (Steindachner 1866). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: marine.

whitleyi, Drombus Fowler [H. W.] 1931:362 [Memoirs of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum. v. 11 (no. 5); ref. 16277] New Caledonia. Holotype: MNHN A-4886. Replacement name for Gobius filamentosus Sauvage 1883, preoccupied by Gobius filamentosus Risso 1827 and Castelnau 1875. •Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830) -- (Kottelat 2013:402 [ref. 32989], Parenti 2021:102 [ref. 38603]). Replacement Name. Current status: Synonym of Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830). Gobiidae: Gobiinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.


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