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Meiacanthus Norman [J. R.] 1944:805 Masc. Petroscirtes oualanensis G√ľnther 1880. Type by original designation. Species originally as ovalanensis both in the text and index, modified by Smith-Vaniz to oualanensis; ovalanensis is the correct original spelling. Published 19 Jan. 1944. •Valid as Meiacanthus Norman 1944 -- (Smith-Vaniz 1976:73 [ref. 4144], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:296 [ref. 6441], Smith-Vaniz 1987:5 [ref. 6404], Allen 1991:148 [ref. 21090], Smith-Vaniz et al. 2001:30 [ref. 26213], Springer 2001:3539 [ref. 26290], Hoese & Bray 2006:1553 [ref. 29000] dated 1943 and with type as oualensis, Hastings & Springer 2009:70 [ref. 30395], Smith-Vaniz & Allen 2011:39 [ref. 31543], Smith-Vaniz & Rose 2012:44 [ref. 31851], Lin & Hastings 2013:3 [ref. 33286], Kottelat 2013:383 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2018:313 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:140 [ref. 36273], Smith-Vaniz & Allen 2019:44 [ref. 36813]). Current status: Valid as Meiacanthus Norman 1944. Blenniidae: Blenniinae.