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ditrema, Meiacanthus (Allomeiacanthus) Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] 1976:87, Figs. 41, 135-136 [Monographs of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia No. 19; ref. 4144] Small bay in Ngarahelngael Pass, 7°19'13"N, 134°29'28"E, Auluptagel Island, Palau Islands, western Pacific, depth 0-18 meters. Holotype: USNM 205293. Paratypes: AMS I.18232-1 (5); ANSP 128341 (1), 128490 (3), 128491 (2, c&s); BPBM 7453 (4), 7456 (2); 18852 (2); CAS 28921-22 (1, 2); USNM 195706 (2, 1 c&s), 205294 (12). Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:28 [ref. 13621], Springer et al. 1991:7 [ref. 18888]. •Valid as Meiacanthus ditrema Smith-Vaniz 1976 -- (Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:297 [ref. 6441], Smith-Vaniz 1987:9 [ref. 6404], Randall et al. 1990:368 [ref. 15987], Allen 1997:210 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:368 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:218 [ref. 23965], Nakabo 2000:1116 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:395 [ref. 25191], Hutchins 2001:41 [ref. 25847], Smith-Vaniz et al. 2001:30 [ref. 26213], Springer 2001:3545 [ref. 26290], Nakabo 2002:1116 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:55 [ref. 26830], Randall et al. 2004:25 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:496 [ref. 28239], Hoese & Bray 2006:1554 [ref. 29000], Patzner et al. 2009:456 [ref. 30396], Motomura et al. 2010:194 [ref. 31256], Smith-Vaniz & Allen 2011:56 [ref. 31543], Allen & Erdmann 2012:790 [ref. 31980]). Current status: Valid as Meiacanthus ditrema Smith-Vaniz 1976. Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Western and central Pacific: East Indian region to Tonga and Samoa, Australia north to Ryukyu Islands. Habitat: marine.


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