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Genus Myersina Herre, 1934


Kottelat (2013) regarded the genus as a junior synonym of Paragobius Bleeker, 1873, which predates Myersina based on placement of the type species by Winterbottom (2002). Hoese & Larson (2004) noted the potential for the name to be a senior synonym, but retained Myersina in the interest of stability. It is likely that the name Paragobius had not been used as a valid name since Bleeker and the name possibly could have been treated as a nomen oblitum under Article 29.1.1 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (2000). However, the usage of the name by Kottelat (2013) now prevents that action. It should be noted that we follow Akihito et al. (2013) in retaining the type species of Paragobius (Gobius knutteli = Cryptocentrus filifer) in the genus Cryyptocentrus with the genus Myersina valid.




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-west Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
14-May-2015 GOBIOIDEI 25-Aug-2014 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED