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caledonicus, Lepidoblennius Sauvage [H.-E.] 1874:338 [Revue et Magasin de Zoologie (Sér. 3) v. 2 [1874]; ref. 3873] New Caledonia, southwestern Pacific. Holotype (unique): MNHN 0000-8158. Type catalog: Bauchot 1967:55 [ref. 20734]. The holotype of Lepidoblennius caledonicus Sauvage 1874 is a microdesmid, not a clinid (R. Fricke, unpublished, Sept. 2009). The New Caledonian clinid species is still undescribed. •Valid as Springeratus caledonicus (Sauvage 1874) -- (Hoese 2006:1538 [ref. 28998] in Clinidae, Patzner et al. 2009:468 [ref. 30396] in Clinidae). •Status uncertain; in the family Microdesmidae (not a Springeratus). Microdesmidae. Distribution: Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.