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elongatus, Petroscirtes Peters [W. (C. H.)] 1855:440 [Bericht über die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1855; ref. 3449] Mozambique, western Indian Ocean. Syntypes: ZMB 1940 (2). Also described as new in Peters 1855:249 [ref. 13448]. •Valid as Omobranchus elongatus (Peters 1855) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178], Smith-Vaniz 1976:148 [ref. 4144], Springer 1981:700 [ref. 8545], Springer 1986:750 [ref. 5719], Winterbottom et al. 1989:61 [ref. 13251], Aizawa & Senou 1992:2 [ref. 24315], Kottelat et al. 1993:129 [ref. 23448], Randall 1995:319 [ref. 22896], Anderson et al. 1998:26 [ref. 23611], Fricke 1999:487 [ref. 24106], Springer in Randall & Lim 2000:633 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1113 [ref. 25182], Sakai et al. 2001:105 [ref. 25693], Springer 2001:3545 [ref. 26290], Nakabo 2002:1113 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:55 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S117 [ref. 27377], Hoese & Bray 2006:1556 [ref. 29000], Imamura in Imamura & Satapoomin 2009:250 [ref. 31162], Patzner et al. 2009:457 [ref. 30396], Lasso-Alcalá et al. 2011:575 [ref. 31520], Allen & Erdmann 2012:784 [ref. 31980], Kottelat 2013:383 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2018:313 [ref. 35805], Arndt & Fricke 2019:13 [ref. 36883]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus elongatus (Peters 1855). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mauritius (Mascarenes) east to Fiji, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia; invasive in Hawaii and Guam. Habitat: brackish, marine.