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punctatus, Blennechis Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1836:286 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 11; ref. 1005] Mumbai, India. Holotype (unique): MNHN 0000-0716. Type catalog: Bauchot 1967:7 [ref. 20734]. •Valid as Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:53 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:149 [ref. 4144], Springer 1981:701 [ref. 8545], Dor 1984:226 [ref. 29757], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:296 [ref. 6441], Fukao 1985:88 [ref. 21281], Shen et al. 1986:8 [ref. 13821], Springer 1986:751 [ref. 5719], Allen & Swainston 1988:128 [ref. 25477], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:914 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:130 [ref. 23448], Cervigón 1994:128 [ref. 24488], Goren & Dor 1994:60 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:320 [ref. 22896], Allen 1997:206 [ref. 23977], Larson & Williams 1997:366 [ref. 23967], Carpenter et al. 1997:210 [ref. 23922], Anderson et al. 1998:26 [ref. 23611], Mizuno et al. 1999:10 [ref. 25311], Springer in Randall & Lim 2000:633 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1112 [ref. 25182], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:229 [ref. 25480], Hutchins 2001:41 [ref. 25847], Springer 2001:3545 [ref. 26290], Nakabo 2002:1112 [ref. 26193], Youn 2002:388, 650 [ref. 26218], Allen & Adrim 2003:55 [ref. 26830], Williams 2003:1772 [ref. 27109], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S117 [ref. 27377], Golani 2004:851 [ref. 27921], Golani 2005:54 [ref. 37112], Hoese & Bray 2006:1557 [ref. 29000], Gerhardinger 2006:1 [ref. 30561], Patzner et al. 2009:458 [ref. 30396], Lasso-Alcalá et al. 2011:572 [ref. 31520], Allen & Erdmann 2012:785 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:181 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:384 [ref. 32989], Yoshida et al. 2013:183 [ref. 34464], Bogorodsky & Randall 2018:[21] 259 [ref. 36492], Gibbs et al. 2018:274 [ref. 35724], Fricke et al. 2018:314 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:141 [ref. 36273], Mehraban & Esmaeili 2018:207 [ref. 36242], Eagderi et al. 2019:42 [ref. 37020]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Madagascar and Persian Gulf east to Philippines and Fiji, north to southern Japan, south to Exmouth Gulf (Western Australia) and southern Queensland (Australia); Mediterranean Sea (Red Sea immigrant); introduced in western Atlantic from Caribbean Sea to Brazil (especially near ports). Habitat: brackish, marine.