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edentulus, Blennius Forster [J. R.] & Schneider [J. G.] in Bloch & Schneider 1801:172 [M. E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae; ref. 471] Tahiti, Society Islands [originally from Huahine, Society Islands]. Neotype: USNM 292529. Name attributable to Forster & Schneider, description taken from Forster manuscript (reproduced in Lichtenstein 1844:231-232 [ref. 17531]). Based on Forster painting, folio 182, at BMNH. Neotype designated by Springer & Williams 1994:120 [ref. 21878]. Freshwater record from Philippines (Leyet, pers. comm) cited by Kottelat (2013). •Valid as Istiblennius edentulus (Forster & Schneider 1801) -- (Dor 1984:230 [ref. 29757], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:300 [ref. 6441], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984: [ref. 6441], Fukao 1985:104 [ref. 21281], Springer 1986:748 [ref. 5719], Shen et al. 1986:38 [ref. 13821], Allen & Swainston 1988:130 [ref. 25477] as edentululus, Winterbottom et al. 1989:61 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:384 [ref. 15987], Bath & Patzner 1991:49 [ref. 19212], Krishnan & Mishra 1993:232 [ref. 24016], Francis 1993:166 [ref. 25479], Springer & Williams 1994:103 [ref. 21878], Goren & Dor 1994:60 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:317 [ref. 22896], Allen 1997:208 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:326 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:384 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:226 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:482 [ref. 24106], Johnson 1999:746 [ref. 25471], Randall 1999:25 [ref. 25829], Springer in Randall & Lim 2000:633 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1101 [ref. 25182] with authors as Schneider & Forster, Randall & Earle 2000:19 [ref. 25806], Hutchins 2001:41 [ref. 25847], Springer 2001:3545 [ref. 26290] with author as Schneider, Nakabo 2002:1101 [ref. 26193] with authors as Schneider & Forster, Allen & Adrim 2003:54 [ref. 26830] with author as Forster, Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S117 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:640 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:75 [ref. 27576] with author as Bloch & Schneider, Randall et al. 2004:25 [ref. 27624] with author as Forster, Adrim et al. 2004:125 [ref. 27715] with author as Schneider, Heemstra et al. 2004:3327 [ref. 27945], Randall 2005:495 [ref. 28239], Hoese & Bray 2006:1552 [ref. 29000] with authorship as Bloch & Schneider, Randall 2007:383 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:96 [ref. 30213], Imamura in Imamura & Satapoomin 2009:249 [ref. 31162], Patzner et al. 2009:455 [ref. 30396], Motomura et al. 2010:193 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:827 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:269 [ref. 32706], Kottelat 2013:382 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2014:150 [ref. 33932], Attaran-Farimani et al. 2016:176 [ref. 34175], Koeda et al. 2016:85 [ref. 35333], Fricke et al. 2018:312 [ref. 35805] with authorship as Schneider [ex Forster], Golani & Fricke 2018:140 [ref. 36273], Mehraban & Esmaeili 2018:197 [ref. 36242], Arndt & Fricke 2019:13 [ref. 36883], Eagderi et al. 2019:41 [ref. 37020], Fricke et al. 2019:258 [ref. 36673], Hoschke et al. 2019:159 [ref. 36626]). Current status: Valid as Istiblennius edentulus (Forster & Schneider 1801). Blenniidae: Salariinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Persian Gulf, Socotra, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Wake Atoll and Pitcairn, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Rottnest Island (Western Australia), New South Wales (Australia), Lord Howe Island and Rapa. Habitat: marine.