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fallax, Petroscirtes (Dasson) Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] 1976:42, Figs. 13, 113 [Monographs of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia No. 19; ref. 4144] One Tree Island, Capricorn Group, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. Holotype: USNM 201365. Paratypes: AMS I.11418 (1), I.7188 (1), IA.1788 (1), IA.6179 (2); IB.3970 (1); IB.4318-19 (4), IB.6062 (1), IB.6200 (9); BMNH 1933.8.12.45 (1); QM I.10205-06 (2); USNM 201797-99 (3, 3, 4), 201800 (6, 2 c&s), 201801-03 (1, 1, 1), 205290 (1), 205425 (1), 205643 (12). Type catalog: Springer et al. 1991:8 [ref. 18888]. •Valid as Petroscirtes fallax Smith-Vaniz 1976 -- (Randall et al. 1990:370 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:338 [ref. 23929], Allen 1997:210 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:328 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:370 [ref. 25919], Johnson 1999:746 [ref. 25471], Springer 2001:3546 [ref. 26290], Smith-Vaniz 2005:34 [ref. 28343], Hoese & Bray 2006:1561 [ref. 29000], Patzner et al. 2009:459 [ref. 30396]). Current status: Valid as Petroscirtes fallax Smith-Vaniz 1976. Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Western Pacific. Habitat: marine.