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cristatus, Blennius Linnaeus [C.] 1758:256 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] [Indiis] Ascension Island, South Atlantic. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1853.11.12.55 (skin). Type catalog: Wheeler 1958:233-234 [ref. 13434]. •Valid as Blennus cristatus Linnaeus 1758 -- (Bath 1973:520 [ref. 7212]). •Valid as Scartella cristata (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Greenfield & Johnson 1981:72 [ref. 5580], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:295 [ref. 6441], Fukao 1985:84 [ref. 21281], Zander in Whitehead et al. 1986:1112 [ref. 13677], Robins & Ray 1986:230 [ref. 23100], Bath 1990:402 [ref. 15517], Bath 1990:912 [ref. 19373], Boschung 1992:161 [ref. 23239], Cervigón 1994:133 [ref. 24488], Bath 1996:92 [ref. 22687], Gharred et al. 1998:104 [ref. 23486], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:405 [ref. 24550], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:310 [ref. 25013], Afonso et al. 1999:78 [ref. 25466], Nieder et al. 2000:367 [ref. 25158], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:167 [ref. 27754], Cardona & Elices 2001:82 [ref. 26221], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:127 [ref. 26753], Williams 2003:1772 [ref. 27109], Moura & Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:96 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:57 [ref. 27621], Rangel et al. 2004:90 [ref. 27822], Nelson et al. 2004:167 [ref. 27807], Almada et al. 2005:289 [ref. 28398], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:640 [ref. 28815], Fricke et al. 2007:99 [ref. 29533], Wirtz et al. 2007:38 [ref. 30263], Rangel & Mendes 2009:51 [ref. 30055], Patzner et al. 2009:461 [ref. 30396], Page et al. 2013:168 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:72 [ref. 33341], Wirtz et al. 2014:10 [ref. 33516] with type locality possible in error, Williams & Springer in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2806 [ref. 34618], Robertson et al. 2016:147 [ref. 34961], Spier et al. 2018:15 [ref. 36103], Artüz & Fricke 2019:559 [ref. 36612], Ribeiro et al. 2019:5 [ref. 36717]). Current status: Valid as Scartella cristata (Linnaeus 1758). Blenniidae: Salariinae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea, Sea of Marmara, eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay south to Namibia, including Canary Islands; southern central Atlantic: Ascension Island; western Atlantic: Bermuda and Florida (U.S.A.) south to Brazil. Habitat: marine.