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ferox, Petroscirtes Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1927:277, Pl. 3 (figs. 2-3) [Philippine Journal of Science v. 34 (no. 3); ref. 2103] Lake Bombon [Lake Taal, Batangas Province, Luzon], Philippines. Neotype: CAS-SU 67264. Original syntypes: BSMP (60) presumed destroyed. Neotype designated by Springer & Gomon 1975:40 [ref. 6083]. •Valid as Omobranchus ferox (Herre 1927) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:34 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:148 [ref. 4144], Springer 1981:700 [ref. 8545], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:296 [ref. 6441], Springer 1986:751 [ref. 5719], Allen & Swainston 1988:128 [ref. 25477], Kawanabe & Mizuno 1989:651 [ref. 25598], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:913 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:129 [ref. 23448], Allen 1997:206 [ref. 23977], Larson & Williams 1997:366 [ref. 23967], Springer in Randall & Lim 2000:633 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1113 [ref. 25182], Sakai et al. 2001:105 [ref. 25693], Hutchins 2001:41 [ref. 25847], Springer 2001:3545 [ref. 26290], Nakabo 2002:1113 [ref. 26193], Mundy 2005:465 [ref. 28379], Hoese & Bray 2006:1556 [ref. 29000], Randall 2007:378 [ref. 30952], Patzner et al. 2009:457 [ref. 30396], Lasso-Alcalá et al. 2011:575 [ref. 31520], Allen & Erdmann 2012:784 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:180 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:383 [ref. 32989], Yoshida et al. 2013:182 [ref. 34464], Gibbs et al. 2018:274 [ref. 35724]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus ferox (Herre 1927). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: South Africa and India to Australia, north to Taiwan, throughout the East Indian region; invasive in Hawaiian Islands and continental United States. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.