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anema, Petroskirtes Bleeker [P.] 1852:273 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch IndiĆ« v. 3 (no. 2); ref. 16825] Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): RMNH 26468 [ex RMNH 4774]. Original genus should have been Petroscirtes. •Valid as Meiacanthus anema (Bleeker 1852) -- (Smith-Vaniz 1976:83 [ref. 4144], Smith-Vaniz 1987:5 [ref. 6404], Allen 1991:148 [ref. 21090], Kottelat et al. 1993:129 [ref. 23448], Myers 1999:218 [ref. 23965], Springer in Randall & Lim 2000:633 [ref. 25122], Smith-Vaniz et al. 2001:32 [ref. 26213], Springer 2001:3545 [ref. 26290], Patzner et al. 2009:456 [ref. 30396], Smith-Vaniz & Allen 2011:56 [ref. 31543], Allen & Erdmann 2012:789 [ref. 31980], Kottelat 2013:383 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2014:151 [ref. 33932], Miesen et al. 2016:91 [ref. 34492]). Current status: Valid as Meiacanthus anema (Bleeker 1852). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific and central Pacific: Indonesia east to Solomon Islands, north to Philippines, south to New Caledonia and Vanuatu. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.