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A suppression of Gobius lagocephalus Pallas, 1770 is unnecessary and would cause instability in the nomenclature of the genus Sicyopterus.
In accordance with the preamble of the Code, and for the sake of
stability, I would like to express my disagreement with the proposed
suppression of the name Gobius lagocephalus Pallas, 1770 and my agreement with Kottelat, Larson, Watson & Keith’s (BZN 65: 57–60) proposal to retain the present usage.
We are writing to register our objection to the proposed suppression of the specific name Gobius lagocephalus. As will be pointed out, the proposal by Smith & Sparks (2007) omits facts that make the application pointless; the described problem does not exist and has been solved elsewhere; suppressing the name G.