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variabilis, Petroscirtes Cantor [T. E.] 1849:1182 [200] [Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal v. 18 (pt 2); ref. 715] Sea of Penang, Malaysia; Singapore. Syntypes: BMNH 1860.3.19.427-428 (2, skins). On p. 200 of separate. Neotype designated by Smith-Vaniz 1976:44 [ref. 4144] as SU 67355; syntypes subsequently found in 1977. •Valid as Petroscirtes variabilis Cantor 1849 -- (Smith-Vaniz 1976:44 [ref. 4144], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:297 [ref. 6441], Shen et al. 1986:54 [ref. 13821], Smith-Vaniz 1987:2 [ref. 6404], Randall et al. 1990:371 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1997:328 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:371 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:219 [ref. 23965], Johnson 1999:746 [ref. 25471], Springer in Randall & Lim 2000:633 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1115 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:395 [ref. 25191], Matsuura & Peristiwady in Matsuura & Peristiwady 2000:284 [ref. 27511], Springer 2001:3546 [ref. 26290] dated 1850, Nakabo 2002:1115 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:55 [ref. 26830] dated 1850, Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:170 [ref. 27510], Hoese & Bray 2006:1562 [ref. 29000], Patzner et al. 2009:459 [ref. 30396], Satapoomin in Imamura & Satapoomin 2009:251 [ref. 31162] with author and date as Peters 1855, Allen & Erdmann 2012:795 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:182 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:152 [ref. 33932], Satapoomin in Kimura et al. 2015:75 [ref. 34319] with author and date as Peters 1855). Current status: Valid as Petroscirtes variabilis Cantor 1849. Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Sri Lanka east to Philippines and Papua New Guinea, north to Taiwan and south to Australia. Habitat: marine.