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sphynx, Blennius Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1836:226, Pl. 321 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 11; ref. 1005] Naples, Italy, Mediterranean Sea. Syntypes: MNHN A-2050 (2). Type catalog: Bauchot 1967:14 [ref. 20734]. Spelled sphinx by G√ľnther 1861:221 [ref. 1964]; original spelling is Sphynx. •Valid as Blennius sphynx Valenciennes 1836 -- (Bath 1973:524 [ref. 7212], Ninua & Japoshvili 2008:172 [ref. 31251]). •Valid as Aidablennius sphynx (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Zander in Whitehead et al. 1986:1097 [ref. 13677], Bath 1996:90 [ref. 22687], Gharred et al. 1998:101 [ref. 23486], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:121 [ref. 26753], Parin 2003:S21 [ref. 28536] as sphinx, Golani 2005:52 [ref. 37112], Vassilev & Pehlivanov 2005:180 [ref. 28369], Fricke et al. 2007:97 [ref. 29533], Vasil'eva 2007:127 [ref. 30517], Patzner et al. 2009:449 [ref. 30396], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:57 [ref. 36649], Parin et al. 2014:467 [ref. 33547], Artüz & Fricke 2019:558 [ref. 36612], Khutornoy & Kvach 2019:919 [ref. 37129] as sphinx). Current status: Valid as Aidablennius sphynx (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Salariinae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea, Sea of Marmara, Black Sea, eastern Atlantic: northern Morocco. Habitat: marine.