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atrodorsalis, Petroscirtes Günther [A.] 1877:198, Pl. 115 (fig. B) [Journal des Museum Godeffroy v. 4 (no. 13); ref. 14243] Samoa. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1876.5.1.37. •Valid as Meiacanthus atrodorsalis (Günther 1877) -- (Smith-Vaniz 1976:100 [ref. 4144], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:296 [ref. 6441], Fukao 1985:89 [ref. 21281], Smith-Vaniz 1987:32 [ref. 6404], Randall et al. 1990:368 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:340 [ref. 23929], Allen 1997:210 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:330 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:368 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:218 [ref. 23965], Springer in Randall & Lim 2000:633 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1116 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:394 [ref. 25191], Allen 2000:117 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:41 [ref. 25847], Smith-Vaniz et al. 2001:33 [ref. 26213], Springer 2001:3545 [ref. 26290], Nakabo 2002:1116 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:54 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:639 [ref. 27495], Adrim et al. 2004:125 [ref. 27715], Randall 2005:496 [ref. 28239], Hoese & Bray 2006:1553 [ref. 29000], Patzner et al. 2009:456 [ref. 30396], Motomura et al. 2010:194 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:789 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:151 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2019:259 [ref. 36673], Smith-Vaniz & Allen 2019:48 [ref. 36813]). Current status: Valid as Meiacanthus atrodorsalis (Günther 1877). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Indonesia east to Caroline Islands and Samoa, north Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.