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Species in the genus Omobranchus: [ 65 ] records


alexanderi, Graviceps Whitley [G. P.] 1945:33 [Australian Zoologist v. 11 (pt 1); ref. 4707] Fremantle, Western Australia. Holotype: WAM P.671-001. Paratypes: WAM P.398-001 (1), P.671-002 (1). Plus non-type material: WAM P.395-001 (3), P.396-001 (5). Type catalog: Hutchins & Smith 1991:36 [ref. 19335], Moore et al. 2008:40 [ref. 30117]. •Valid as Omobranchus alexanderi (Whitley 1945) -- (Springer 1972:13 [ref. 4178]). •Synonym of Omobranchus germaini (Sauvage 1883) -- (Springer & Gomon 1975:41 [ref. 6083], Fricke & Kulbicki 2006:347 [ref. 28867], Hoese & Bray 2006:1557 [ref. 29000], Kottelat 2013:384 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus germaini (Sauvage 1883). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: marine.

altivelis, Petroscirtes Steindachner [F.] 1863:1191, Pl. 2 (fig. 3) [Verhandlungen der K.-K. zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien v. 13; ref. 18752] Mumbai, India [in error, probably Australia]. Syntypes: NMW 71774 (3). •Synonym of Omobranchus anolius (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Springer 1972:13 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:20 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:147 [ref. 4144], Hoese & Bray 2006:1556 [ref. 29000]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus anolius (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

angelus, Graviceps Whitley [G. P.] 1959:320 [Australian Zoologist v. 12 (pt 4); ref. 4729] Heron Island, Capricorn Group, Queensland, Australia. Holotype (unique): AMS IB.3995. •Valid as Omobranchus angelus (Whitley 1959) -- (Springer 1972:13 [ref. 4178]). •Synonym of Omobranchus rotundiceps (Macleay 1881) -- (Hoese & Bray 2006:1558 [ref. 29000]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus rotundiceps (Macleay 1881). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: marine.

anolis, Petroscirtes Günther [A.] 1861:238 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 3; ref. 1964] Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-1832. Unjustified emendation of Blennechis anolius Valenciennes 1836. •Synonym of Omobranchus anolius (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Springer 1972:13 [ref. 4178], Smith-Vaniz 1976:148 [ref. 4144]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus anolius (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

anolius, Blennechis Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1836:288 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 11; ref. 1005] Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-1832. Type catalog: Bauchot 1967:6 [ref. 20734]. Unjustifiably emended to anolis by Günther 1861:238 [ref. 1964]. •Valid as Omobranchus anolius (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Springer 1972:13 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:20 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:148 [ref. 4144], Randall et al. 1990:375 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:336 [ref. 23929], Gomon et al. 1994:729 [ref. 22532], Randall et al. 1997:375 [ref. 25919], Johnson 1999:746 [ref. 25471], Springer 2001:3545 [ref. 26290], Francis et al. 2004:671 [ref. 27965], Hoese & Bray 2006:1556 [ref. 29000], Smith-Vaniz 2008:694 [ref. 30654], Patzner et al. 2009:457 [ref. 30396], Stewart et al. 2015:1536 [ref. 34301]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus anolius (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Australia and New Zealand. Habitat: brackish, marine.

aurosplendidus, Blennius Richardson [J.] 1846:265 [Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 15th meeting [1845]; ref. 3742] Macao. No types known. Originally as Blennius? auro-splendidus. Based solely on illustration by Reeves (see Whitehead 1970:215 [ref. 11606]). •Valid as Omobranchus aurosplendidus (Richardson 1846) -- (Springer 1972:13 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:22 [ref. 6083], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:228 [ref. 25480], Patzner et al. 2009:457 [ref. 30396]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus aurosplendidus (Richardson 1846). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: South China Sea: Macao. Habitat: marine.

banditus, Omobranchus Smith [J. L. B.] 1959:232, Pl. 14 (fig. D) [Ichthyological Bulletin, Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University No. 14; ref. 4123] Umgazi, South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 233. Paratypes: (numerous) not researched. •Valid as Omobranchus banditus Smith 1959 -- (Springer 1972:13 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:24 [ref. 6083], Springer 1986:750 [ref. 5719], Fricke 1999:487 [ref. 24106], Patzner et al. 2009:457 [ref. 30396], Williams & Springer 2022:369 [ref. 39951]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus banditus Smith 1959. Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: northern Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) East Africa, ?Mascarenes (Mauritius). Habitat: marine.

bhattacharyae, Petroscirtes Chaudhuri [B. L.] 1916:107 [Records of the Indian Museum (Calcutta) v. 12 (pt. 3) (art. 10); ref. 15055] Barkul Point, Chilka Lake, Orissa, India. Holotype: ZSI F8764/1. Paratypes: (11) ZSI F8770/1 (1), F8774/1-F8779/1 (6). Type catalog: Menon & Yazdani 1968:147 [ref. 20743]. •Valid as Omobranchus bhattacharyae Chaudhuri 1916 -- (Springer 1972:13 [ref. 4178]). •Synonym of Omobranchus zebra (Bleeker 1868) -- (Springer & Gomon 1975:74 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:148 [ref. 4144], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:914 [ref. 20764], Kottelat 2013:384 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus zebra (Bleeker 1868). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

cristatus, Omobranchus Fraser-Brunner [A.] 1951:213, Fig. 1 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 12) v. 4 (no. 39) (art. 21); ref. 12889] Tide pools at Sirah Island, Aden [Yemen]. Holotype: BMNH 1954.4.26.68. Paratypes: BMNH 1954.4.26.69-74 (6). Subjectively invalid; secondarily preoccupied in Omobranchus by Petroscirtes cristatus Zugmayer 1913. •Valid as Omobranchus cristatus Fraser-Brunner 1951 -- (Springer 1972:13 [ref. 4178]). •Synonym of Omobranchus fasciolatus (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Springer & Gomon 1975:35 [ref. 6083], Mehraban & Esmaeili 2018:205 [ref. 36242], Sharafiniya et al. 2021:63 [ref. 38544]). 2°Homonym. Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus fasciolatus (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: marine.

cristatus, Petroscirtes Zugmayer [E.] 1913:20 [Abhandlungen der Königlich Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Physikalische Klasse, München v. 26 (no. 6); ref. 14994] Ormara, Baluchistan, Pakistan. Syntypes: ZSM [old collection] (4) Destroyed in WWII. Type catalog: Neumann 2006:267 [ref. 28925]. •Synonym of Omobranchus mekranensis (Regan 1905) -- (Springer & Gomon 1975:50 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:148 [ref. 4144], Sharafiniya et al. 2021:64 [ref. 38544], Williams & Springer 2022:371 [ref. 39951]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus mekranensis (Regan 1905). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: marine.

cristiceps, Petroscirtes Macleay [W.] 1881:9 [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v. 6 (pt 1); ref. 4931] Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia. Syntypes: AMS I.16411-001 [ex MAMU F1037b] (4). Type catalog: Stanbury 1969:209 [ref. 19518]. •Synonym of Omobranchus anolius (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Springer 1972:13 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:20 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:148 [ref. 4144], Hoese & Bray 2006:1556 [ref. 29000]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus anolius (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

darwini, Graviceps Whitley [G. P.] 1958:47 [Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales v. for 1956-57; ref. 4728] Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. Holotype (unique): AMS IA.4298. •Valid as Omobranchus darwini (Whitley 1958) -- (Springer 1972:13 [ref. 4178]). •Synonym of Omobranchus lineolatus (Kner 1868) -- (Springer & Gomon 1975:45 [ref. 6083], Hoese & Bray 2006:1557 [ref. 29000], Larson et al. 2013:180 [ref. 32988]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus lineolatus (Kner 1868). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: marine.

dasson, Aspidontus Jordan [D. S.] & Snyder [J. O.] 1902:456, Fig. 8 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 25 (no. 1293); ref. 2516] Wakanoura, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, Inland Sea. Holotype: CAS-SU 7070. Paratypes: USNM 50300 (1). Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:92 [ref. 12291], Springer et al. 1991:7 [ref. 18888]. •Synonym of Omobranchus japonicus (Bleeker 1869) -- (Lindberg & Krasyukova 1975:33 [ref. 7348]). •Synonym of Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Springer 1972:13 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:53 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:148 [ref. 4144], Lasso-Alcalá et al. 2011:572 [ref. 31520], Kottelat 2013:384 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

dealmeida, Omobranchus Smith [J. L. B.] 1949:104 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 12) v. 2 (no. 14) (art. 13); ref. 4077] Delagoa Bay, Mozambique, western Indian Ocean. Syntypes: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 232 (2, now 1). •Synonym of Omobranchus kranjiensis (Herre 1940) -- (Springer 1972:13 [ref. 4178]). •Synonym of Omobranchus ferox (Herre 1927) -- (Springer 1986:751 [ref. 5719], Kottelat 2013:384 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus ferox (Herre 1927). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

decipiens, Salarias De Vis [C. W.] 1884:694 [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v. 9 (pt 3); ref. 17383] Cardwell Island, Queensland, Australia. Holotype (unique): QM I.1352. •Synonym of Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Springer 1972:13 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:53 [ref. 6083], Hoese & Bray 2006:1557 [ref. 29000], Kottelat 2013:384 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

dispar, Petroscirtes Fowler [H. W.] 1937:258, Fig. 287 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 89; ref. 1425] Bangkok, Thailand. Holotype (unique): ANSP 68255. Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:28 [ref. 13621]. Objectively invalid; preoccupied by Petroscirtes dispar Günther 1861. •Synonym of Omobranchus elongatus (Peters 1855) -- (Springer & Gomon 1975:28 [ref. 6083], Kottelat 2013:383 [ref. 32989]). 1°Homonym. Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus elongatus (Peters 1855). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

dispar, Petroscirtes Günther [A.] 1861:232 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 3; ref. 1964] Amoy, China. Lectotype: BMNH 1860.7.20.99. Paralectotypes: BMNH 1860.7.20.100 (1). Lectotype selected by Springer & Gomon 1975:57 [ref. 6083]. •Synonym of Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836) and Omobranchus fasciolatoceps (Richardson 1846) -- (Springer 1972:13 [ref. 4178]). •Synonym of Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836) after lectotype selection -- (Springer & Gomon 1975:53 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:148 [ref. 4144], Kottelat 2013:384 [ref. 32989], Sharafiniya et al. 2021:64 [ref. 38544]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

elegans, Petroscirtes Steindachner [F.] 1876:217 [169] [Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 74 (1. Abth.); ref. 4225] Nagasaki, Japan. Syntypes: (several) NMW 76203 (2). On p. 169 of separate. •Valid as Omobranchus elegans (Steindachner 1876) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178], Lindberg & Krasyukova 1975:33 [ref. 7348], Springer & Gomon 1975:26 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:148 [ref. 4144], Springer 1981:700 [ref. 8545], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:296 [ref. 6441], Fukao 1985:86 [ref. 21281], Cheng & Zhou 1997:325 [ref. 26385], Nakabo 2000:1113 [ref. 25182], Shimizu 2001:36 [ref. 25799], Nakabo 2002:1113 [ref. 26193], Choi et al. 2003:388, 650 [ref. 26218], Patzner et al. 2009:457 [ref. 30396], Kwun et al. 2017:142 [ref. 37287], Kim et al. 2020:165 [ref. 39118], Sonoyama et al. 2020:99 [ref. 37637]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus elegans (Steindachner 1876). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Northwestern Pacific: East China Sea to Korea and central Japan. Habitat: marine.

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], Esmaeili et al. 2022:19 [28] [ref. 39526], Williams & Springer 2022:369 [ref. 39951]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus elongatus (Peters 1855). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa (Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya), Oman, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes (Mauritius) east to Fiji, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Invasive in Guam and Hawaiian Islands (U.S.A.). Habitat: brackish, marine.

fasciolatoceps, Blennius Richardson [J.] 1846:265 [Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 15th meeting [1845]; ref. 3742] Macao. No types known. Based solely on illustration by Reeves (see Whitehead 1970:216, Pl. 25c [ref. 11606]). Originally as Blennius? fasciolatoceps. •Valid as Omobranchus fasciolatoceps (Richardson 1846) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:33 [ref. 6083], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:296 [ref. 6441], Fukao 1985:86 [ref. 21281], Shen et al. 1986:7 [ref. 13821], Sato et al. 1998:40 [ref. 24972], Springer in Randall & Lim 2000:633 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1112 [ref. 25182], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:228 [ref. 25480], Nakabo 2002:1112 [ref. 26193], Patzner et al. 2009:457 [ref. 30396], Kobayashi et al. 2018:196 [ref. 36507]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus fasciolatoceps (Richardson 1846). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Northwestern Pacific: southern China north to southern Japan. Habitat: marine.

fasciolatus, Blennechis Valenciennes [A.] (ex Ehrenberg) in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1836:287 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 11; ref. 1005] Naval Base at Massawa, Eritrea, Red Sea. Neotype: USNM 204487. Type catalog: Bauchot 1967:8 [ref. 20734], Springer et al. 1991:8 [ref. 18888]. Neotype designated by Springer & Gomon 1975:9, 37 [ref. 6083]; original locality Eritrea. •Valid as Omobranchus fasciolatus (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:34 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:148 [ref. 4144], Dor 1984:225 [ref. 29757], Springer 1986:750 [ref. 5719], Goren & Dor 1994:60 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:319 [ref. 22896], Carpenter et al. 1997:210 [ref. 23922], Fricke 1999:487 [ref. 24106], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S117 [ref. 27377], Hastings & Springer 2009:72 [ref. 30395], Fricke et al. 2009:96 [ref. 30213], Ghanbarifardi & Malek 2009:[4] 498 [ref. 37937], Patzner et al. 2009:457 [ref. 30396], Fricke et al. 2018:313 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:141 [ref. 36273], Mehraban & Esmaeili 2018:205 [ref. 36242], Eagderi et al. 2019:42 [ref. 37020], Mehraban et al. 2021:[5] [ref. 38229], Sharafiniya et al. 2021:63 [ref. 38544], Esmaeili et al. 2022:19 [28] [ref. 39526], Williams & Springer 2022:370 [ref. 39951]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus fasciolatus (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Red Sea; western Indian Ocean: East Africa, Persian Gulf, Madagascar and western Mascarenes (La Réunion) east to Pakistan and northwestern India. Habitat: marine.

fasciolatus, Petroscirtes Macleay [W.] 1881:8 [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v. 6 (pt 1); ref. 4931] Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia. Lectotype: AMS I.16412-002 [ex MAMU F1038]. Paralectotypes: AMS I.16412-001 [ex MAMU F1038] (11). Type catalog: Stanbury 1969:209 [ref. 19518]. Subjectively invalid; secondarily preoccupied in Omobranchus by Blennechis fasciolatus Valenciennes 1836. •Synonym of Omobranchus macleayi (Ogilby 1887) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178]). •Synonym of Omobranchus rotundiceps (Macleay 1881) -- (Springer & Gomon 1975:63 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:148 [ref. 4144], Hoese & Bray 2006:1558 [ref. 29000]). 2°Homonym. Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus rotundiceps (Macleay 1881). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: marine.

feliciana, Petroscirtes Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1942:112 [Copeia 1942 (no. 2); ref. 13208] Mangrove swamp beside Fishery Station at Cagayan, Oriental Misamis Province, Mindanao, Philippines. Holotype: CAS-SU 36671. Paratypes: CAS-SU 36672 (1). Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:93 [ref. 12291]. •Synonym of Omobranchus kranjiensis (Herre 1940) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178]). •Synonym of Omobranchus ferox (Herre 1927) -- (Smith-Vaniz 1976:148 [ref. 4144], Kottelat 2013:384 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus ferox (Herre 1927). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

ferox, Petroscirtes Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1927:277, Pl. 3 (figs. 2-3) [Philippine Journal of Science v. 34 (no. 3); ref. 2103] Lake Bombon [Lake Taal, Batangas Province, Luzon], Philippines. Neotype: CAS-SU 67264. Original syntypes: BSMP (60) presumed destroyed. Neotype designated by Springer & Gomon 1975:40 [ref. 6083]. •Valid as Omobranchus ferox (Herre 1927) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:34 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:148 [ref. 4144], Springer 1981:700 [ref. 8545], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:296 [ref. 6441], Springer 1986:751 [ref. 5719], Allen & Swainston 1988:128 [ref. 25477], Kawanabe & Mizuno 1989:651 [ref. 25598], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:913 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:129 [ref. 23448], Allen 1997:206 [ref. 23977], Larson & Williams 1997:366 [ref. 23967], Springer in Randall & Lim 2000:633 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1113 [ref. 25182], Sakai et al. 2001:105 [ref. 25693], Hutchins 2001:41 [ref. 25847], Springer 2001:3545 [ref. 26290], Nakabo 2002:1113 [ref. 26193], Mundy 2005:465 [ref. 28379], Hoese & Bray 2006:1556 [ref. 29000], Randall 2007:378 [ref. 30952], Patzner et al. 2009:457 [ref. 30396], Lasso-Alcalá et al. 2011:575 [ref. 31520], Allen & Erdmann 2012:784 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:180 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:383 [ref. 32989], Yoshida et al. 2013:182 [ref. 34464], Gibbs et al. 2018:274 [ref. 35724], Williams & Springer 2022:370 [ref. 39951], Iyyappan et al. 2023:20 [ref. 40231], Jamandre 2023:162 [ref. 40455]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus ferox (Herre 1927). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: South Africa and Mozambique; India and Sri Lanka east to Philippines, north to Taiwan, south to northern Australia. Invasive in Hawaiian Islands (U.S.A.) and continental U.S.A. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

furcatus, Salarias De Vis [C. W.] 1884:696 [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v. 9 (pt 3); ref. 17383] St. Helena Island, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Holotype (unique): QM I.114. •Valid as Omobranchus furcatus (De Vis 1884) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178]). •Synonym of Omobranchus rotundiceps (Macleay 1881) -- (Springer & Gomon 1975:63 [ref. 6083], Hoese & Bray 2006:1558 [ref. 29000]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus rotundiceps (Macleay 1881). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: marine.

furtivus, Salarias De Vis [C. W.] 1885:60 [Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland v. 2 (pt 1); ref. 17386] Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Lectotype: AMS I.16728-001. Paralectotypes: AMS I.383 (1), I.384 (4). Lectotype selected by Springer & Gomon 1975:63 [ref. 6083]. •Mention in Omobranchus -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178]). •Synonym of Omobranchus rotundiceps (Macleay 1881) -- (Springer & Gomon 1975:63 [ref. 6083], Hoese & Bray 2006:1558 [ref. 29000]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus rotundiceps (Macleay 1881). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: marine.

galeatus, Salarias De Vis [C. W.] 1884:147 [Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland v. 1 (pt 3); ref. 17384] St. Helena, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Syntypes: ?AMS I.470 (1). •Synonym of Omobranchus anolius (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:20 [ref. 6083], Hoese & Bray 2006:1556 [ref. 29000]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus anolius (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

germaini, Petroscirtes Sauvage [H.-E.] 1883:158 [15] [Bulletin de la Société philomathique de Paris (7th Série) v. 7; ref. 3897] New Caledonia. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-4891. Type catalog: Bauchot 1967:22 [ref. 20734]. On p. 15 of separate. •Valid as Omobranchus germaini (Sauvage 1883) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:41 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:148 [ref. 4144], Springer 1981:701 [ref. 8545], Shen et al. 1986:9 [ref. 13821], Allen & Swainston 1988:128 [ref. 25477], Randall et al. 1990:375 [ref. 15987], Allen 1997:206 [ref. 23977], Springer in Randall & Lim 2000:633 [ref. 25122], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:229 [ref. 25480], Hutchins 2001:41 [ref. 25847], Springer 2001:3545 [ref. 26290], Allen & Adrim 2003:55 [ref. 26830], Randall 2005:498 [ref. 28239], Hoese & Bray 2006:1556 [ref. 29000], Patzner et al. 2009:457 [ref. 30396], Allen & Erdmann 2012:784 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:180 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:384 [ref. 32989], Hoschke et al. 2019:159 [ref. 36626]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus germaini (Sauvage 1883). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Southeastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Australia and New Caledonia to Taiwan and southern China; throughout most of the East Indian region. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

guttatus, Petroscirtes Macleay [W.] 1881:9 [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v. 6 (pt 1); ref. 4931] Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia. Syntypes: AMS I.16409-001 [ex MAMU F1037] (2). Type catalog: Stanbury 1969:209 [ref. 19518]. •Synonym of Omobranchus anolius (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:20 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:149 [ref. 4144], Hoese & Bray 2006:1556 [ref. 29000]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus anolius (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

helenae, Salarias De Vis [C. W.] 1884:697 [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v. 9 (pt 3); ref. 17383] St. Helena Island, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Lectotype: QM I.1361. Paralectotypes: AMS I.445 (5), I.12694 (2); QM I.109 (1), QM I.10330 [ex QM I.1361] (2). Lectotype selected by Springer & Gomon 1975:57 [ref. 6083]. •Synonym of Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:53 [ref. 6083], Hoese & Bray 2006:1557 [ref. 29000], Kottelat 2013:384 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

herklotsi, Chasmodes Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1935:288, Fig. [Hong Kong Naturalist v. 6 (nos 3-4); ref. 13700] South coast of Hong Kong. Holotype: CAS-SU 30970. Paratypes: CAS-SU 69722 [ex CAS-SU 30970] (2). Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:92 [ref. 12291]. •Mention as not in Chasmodes -- (Springer 1959:321 [ref. 22248]). •Synonym of Omobranchus fasciolatoceps (Richardson 1846) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:33 [ref. 6083]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus fasciolatoceps (Richardson 1846). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: marine.

hikkaduwensis, Omobranchus Bath [H.] 1983:26, Figs. 1-5 [Senckenbergiana Biologica v. 64 (nos 1/3); ref. 8374] Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka. Holotype: SMF 17091. Paratypes: USNM 211092 (1). Type catalog: Springer et al. 1991:11 [ref. 18888]. •Valid as Omobranchus hikkaduwensis Bath 1983 -- (Patzner 1991:36 [ref. 19212], Springer 2001:3545 [ref. 26290], Allen & Adrim 2003:55 [ref. 26830], Patzner et al. 2009:457 [ref. 30396], Williams & Springer 2022:370 [ref. 39951]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus hikkaduwensis Bath 1983. Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean: Sri Lanka; Bali (Indonesia). Habitat: marine.

japonicus, Petroskirtes Bleeker [P.] 1869:246, Fig. [Verslagen en Mededeelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen. Afdeeling Natuurkunde (Ser. 2) v. 3; ref. 427] Tokyo, Japan. Holotype (unique): lost. Original genus should have been Petroscirtes. •Valid as Omobranchus japonicus (Bleeker 1869) -- (Lindberg & Krasyukova 1975:33 [ref. 7348]). •Synonym of Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:53 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:149 [ref. 4144], Kottelat 2013:384 [ref. 32989] with question). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

kallosoma, Petroskirtes Bleeker [P.] 1858:227 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 15 (no. 1); ref. 363] Western Belitung Island, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): RMNH 4452. Original genus should have been Petroscirtes. •Valid as Omobranchus kallosoma (Bleeker 1858) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178]). •Synonym of Omobranchus elongatus (Peters 1855) -- (Springer & Gomon 1975:28 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:149 [ref. 4144], Kottelat 2013:383 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus elongatus (Peters 1855). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

kochi, Petroscirtes Weber [M.] 1907:263 [Süsswasserfische von Neu-Guinea v. 5 (Zool.) pt 2; ref. 4599] Meranke River, southern New Guinea. Syntypes: ZMA 109102 (2). Type catalog: Nijssen et al. 1982:94 [ref. 19236]. •Synonym of Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:53 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:149 [ref. 4144], Kottelat 2013:384 [ref. 32989], Golani & Fricke 2018:141 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

kranjiensis, Petroscirtes Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1940:25, Pl. 20 [Bulletin of the Raffles Museum No. 16; ref. 2130] Mangrove swamp drained by the Kranji River, Singapore. Holotype: CAS-SU 33007. Paratypes: CAS-SU 33008 (1), ZRC 224 (1). Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:93 [ref. 12291]. •Valid as Omobranchus kranjinesis (Herre 1940) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178]). •Synonym of Omobranchus ferox (Herre 1927) -- (Springer & Gomon 1975:38 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:149 [ref. 4144], Kottelat 2013:383 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus ferox (Herre 1927). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

lineolatus, Petroscirtes Kner [R.] 1868:29 [Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 58 (nos 1-2); ref. 6074] Kandavu Island, Fiji Islands. Holotype (unique): ?NMW 78545 [neotype AMS IA.4298]. Appeared in more detail in Kner 1868:331 [39 of separate], Pl. 6 (fig. 17) [ref. 2646]. Springer & Gomon 1975:46 [ref. 6083] selected a neotype (same type as Graviceps darwini Whitley 1958), but they apparently were unaware of NMW 78545; more research is needed. •Valid as Omobranchus lineolatus (Kner 1868) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:45 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:149 [ref. 4144], Springer 1981:701 [ref. 8545], Allen & Swainston 1988:128 [ref. 25477], Allen 1997:206 [ref. 23977], Larson & Williams 1997:366 [ref. 23967], Hutchins 2001:41 [ref. 25847], Springer 2001:3545 [ref. 26290], Hoese & Bray 2006:1557 [ref. 29000], Larson et al. 2013:180 [ref. 32988]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus lineolatus (Kner 1868). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Western Pacific and southeastern Indian Ocean. Habitat: marine.

lineopunctatus, Petroscirtes Sauvage [H.-E.] (ex Guichenot) 1880:216 [6] [Bulletin de la Société philomathique de Paris (7th Série) v. 4; ref. 19970] Southern Japan. Holotype (unique): MNHN 0000-5120. Type catalog: Bauchot 1967:23 [ref. 20734]. On p. 6 of separate. Original as Petrorscites [sic] lineo-punctatus. •Synonym of Omobranchus elegans (Steindachner 1876) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:26 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:149 [ref. 4144]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus elegans (Steindachner 1876). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: marine.

lini, Petroscirtes Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1934:292 [Lingnan Science Journal, Canton v. 13 (no. 2); ref. 10988] Heungchow, Kwangtung Province, China. Holotype: CAS-SU 29088 (111 mm long). Paratypes: (9) CAS-SU 67359 [ex CAS-SU 29088] (7), 68340 [ex CAS-SU 67359] (1, c&s); Fish. Exper. Station Canton (1 or more). Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:93 [ref. 12291]. •Synonym of Omobranchus aurosplendidus (Richardson 1846) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:22 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:149 [ref. 4144]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus aurosplendidus (Richardson 1846). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: marine.

loxias, Hypleurochilus Jordan [D. S.] & Seale [A.] 1905:802, Fig. 20 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 28 (no. 1407); ref. 2495] Negros, Philippines. Holotype (unique): USNM 51952. Type catalog: Springer et al. 1991:13 [ref. 18888]. •Valid as Omobranchus loxias (Jordan & Seale 1905) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178]). •Synonym of Omobranchus rotundiceps (Macleay 1881) -- (Springer & Gomon 1975:68 [ref. 6083]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus rotundiceps (Macleay 1881). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: marine.

loxozonus, Petroscirtes Jordan [D. S.] & Starks [E. C.] 1906:705, Fig. 13 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 30 (no. 1462); ref. 10666] Tanegashima, Japan. Holotype: CAS-SU 9364 [not USNM 53275]. Paratypes: BMNH 1923.2.26.341-350 (32), CAS-SU 9783 (26), USNM 53275 (16) Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:93 [ref. 12291], Springer et al. 1991:13 [ref. 18888]. Type information: Springer & Eschmeyer 1974 [ref. 21415]. •Valid as Omobranchus loxozonus (Jordan & Starks 1906) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:48 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:149 [ref. 4144], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:296 [ref. 6441], Fukao 1985:87 [ref. 21281], Nakabo 2000:1113 [ref. 25182], Sakai et al. 2001:105 [ref. 25693], Nakabo 2002:1113 [ref. 26193], Patzner et al. 2009:457 [ref. 30396], Motomura et al. 2010:194 [ref. 31256], Wada et al. 2021:47 [ref. 38521]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus loxozonus (Jordan & Starks 1906). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Northwestern Pacific. Habitat: marine.

macleayi, Petroscirtes Ogilby [J. D.] 1886:38 [Catalogue of the fishes of New South Wales, with their principal synonyms; ref. 13268] Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia. Lectotype: AMS I.16412-002 [ex MAMU F1038]. Paralectotypes: AMS I.16412-001 [ex MAMU F1038] (11). Replacement name for Petroscirtes fasciolatus Macleay 1881, secondarily preoccupied in Omobranchus by Blennechis fasciolatus Valenciennes 1836. Lectotype selected by Springer & Gomon 1975:67 [ref. 6083]. •Valid as Omobranchus macleayi (Ogilby 1887) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178]). •Synonym of Omobranchus rotundiceps (Macleay 1881) -- (Springer & Gomon 1975:63 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:149 [ref. 4144], Hoese & Bray 2006:1558 [ref. 29000]). Replacement Name. Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus rotundiceps (Macleay 1881). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: marine.

masyae, Petroscirtes Smith [H. M.] 1934:316 [Journal of the Siam Society, Natural History Supplement v. 9 (no. 3); ref. 4052] Tidepool on Koh Chula, Gulf of Thailand off southeastern Thailand. Holotype (unique): KUMF 0176. Type catalog: Monkolprasit 1969:7 [ref. 23217]. •Synonym of Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:53 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:149 [ref. 4144], Kottelat 2013:384 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

mekranensis, Petroscirtes Regan [C. T.] 1905:328 [Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society v. 16; ref. 15386] Jask, Mekran Coast, Iran, Arabian Sea, northwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1904.5.25.94. •Valid as Omobranchus mekranensis (Regan 1905) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:50 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:149 [ref. 4144], Randall 1995:320 [ref. 22896], Carpenter et al. 1997:210 [ref. 23922], Springer in Randall & Lim 2000:633 [ref. 25122], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S117 [ref. 27377], Ghanbarifardi & Malek 2009:[4] 498 [ref. 37937], Patzner et al. 2009:457 [ref. 30396], Mehraban & Esmaeili 2018:205 [ref. 36242], Eagderi et al. 2019:42 [ref. 37020], Mehraban et al. 2021:[5] [ref. 38229], Sharafiniya et al. 2021:64 [ref. 38544], Esmaeili et al. 2022:19 [28] [ref. 39526], Williams & Springer 2022:371 [ref. 39951]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus mekranensis (Regan 1905). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Northwestern Indian Ocean: Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman east to Pakistan and Lakshadweep (India). Habitat: marine.

meniscus, Omobranchus Springer [V. G.] & Gomon [M. F.] 1975:52, Fig. 25 [Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology No. 177; ref. 6083] Mouth of river at Chantabun, Thailand. Holotype: USNM 119685. Paratypes: USNM 211153 (1). Type catalog: Springer et al. 1991:15 [ref. 18888]. •Synonym of Omobranchus smithi (Rao 1974) -- (Kottelat 2013:384 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus smithi (Rao 1974). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: brackish.

obliquus, Petroscirtes Garman [S.] 1903:237, Pl. 4 (fig. 3) [Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology v. 39 (no. 8); ref. 15030] Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji. Holotype (unique): MCZ 28297. •Synonym of Omobranchus rotundiceps (Macleay 1881) -- (Smith-Vaniz 1976:149 [ref. 4144]). •Synonym of Omobranchus rotundiceps (Macleay 1881), but a valid subspecies -- (Springer & Gomon 1975:68 [ref. 6083], Springer 1981:703 [ref. 8545], Springer 2001:3545 [ref. 26290], Mundy 2005:465 [ref. 28379]). •Valid as Omobranchus obliquus (Garman 1903) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178], Kottelat et al. 1993:130 [ref. 23448], Myers 1999:220 [ref. 23965], Allen & Adrim 2003:55 [ref. 26830], Randall et al. 2004:25 [ref. 27624], Adrim et al. 2004:125 [ref. 27715], Randall 2005:498 [ref. 28239], Randall 2007:378 [ref. 30952], Imamura in Imamura & Satapoomin 2009:251 [ref. 31162], Patzner et al. 2009:457 [ref. 30396], Lasso-Alcalá et al. 2011:575 [ref. 31520] as obliqus, Kottelat 2013:384 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2014:151 [ref. 33932]). •Valid as Petroscirtes obliquus Garman 1903 -- (Springer pers. comm, 7 Apr. 2015). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus obliquus (Garman 1903). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Andaman Sea east to Samoa and Tonga, south to New Caledonia, north to Japan; introduced in Hawaiian Islands and Kiribati. Habitat: brackish, marine.

punctatus, Blennechis Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1836:286 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 11; ref. 1005] Mumbai, India. Holotype (unique): MNHN 0000-0716. Type catalog: Bauchot 1967:7 [ref. 20734]. •Valid as Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:53 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:149 [ref. 4144], Springer 1981:701 [ref. 8545], Dor 1984:226 [ref. 29757], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:296 [ref. 6441], Fukao 1985:88 [ref. 21281], Shen et al. 1986:8 [ref. 13821], Springer 1986:751 [ref. 5719], Allen & Swainston 1988:128 [ref. 25477], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:914 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:130 [ref. 23448], Cervigón 1994:128 [ref. 24488], Goren & Dor 1994:60 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:320 [ref. 22896], Allen 1997:206 [ref. 23977], Larson & Williams 1997:366 [ref. 23967], Carpenter et al. 1997:210 [ref. 23922], Anderson et al. 1998:26 [ref. 23611], Mizuno et al. 1999:10 [ref. 25311], Springer in Randall & Lim 2000:633 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1112 [ref. 25182], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:229 [ref. 25480], Hutchins 2001:41 [ref. 25847], Springer 2001:3545 [ref. 26290], Nakabo 2002:1112 [ref. 26193], Choi et al. 2003:388, 650 [ref. 26218], Allen & Adrim 2003:55 [ref. 26830], Williams 2003:1772 [ref. 27109], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S117 [ref. 27377], Golani 2004:851 [ref. 27921], Golani 2005:54 [ref. 37112], Hoese & Bray 2006:1557 [ref. 29000], Gerhardinger 2006:1 [ref. 30561], Ghanbarifardi & Malek 2009:[4] 498 [ref. 37937], Patzner et al. 2009:458 [ref. 30396], Lasso-Alcalá et al. 2011:572 [ref. 31520], Allen & Erdmann 2012:785 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:181 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:384 [ref. 32989], Yoshida et al. 2013:183 [ref. 34464], Bogorodsky & Randall 2018:[21] 259 [ref. 36492], Gibbs et al. 2018:274 [ref. 35724], Fricke et al. 2018:314 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:141 [ref. 36273], Mehraban & Esmaeili 2018:207 [ref. 36242], Eagderi et al. 2019:42 [ref. 37020], Habib & Islam 2020:Supplementary table p. 15 [ref. 38321], Sonoyama et al. 2020:99 [ref. 37637], Akash et al. 2021:5 [ref. 38095], Carvalho-Filho et al. in Marceniuk et al. 2021:283 [ref. 38945], Golani 2021:70 [ref. 38303], Kovačić et al. 2021:57 [ref. 39014], Mehraban et al. 2021:[5] [ref. 38229], Sharafiniya et al. 2021:64 [ref. 38544], Cabezas et al. 2022:2 [ref. 39340], Esmaeili et al. 2022:19 [28] [ref. 39526], Williams & Springer 2022:371 [ref. 39951], Iyyappan et al. 2023:22 [ref. 40231]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Red Sea; Indo-West Pacific: South Africa, East Africa, Madagascar and Persian Gulf east to Philippines and Fiji, north to central Japan, south to Exmouth Gulf (Western Australia) and southern Queensland (Australia); Mediterranean Sea (Red Sea immigrant). Invasive in western Atlantic from Caribbean Sea to Brazil (especially near ports); possibly also not native in Red Sea and western Indian Ocean. Habitat: brackish, marine.

robertsi, Omobranchus Springer [V. G.] 1981:701, Fig. 1 [Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 94 (no. 3); ref. 8545] Mangrove-lined tributary of Guiavi Creek on mainland opposite western end of Parama Island, 9°01.2'S, 143°21.6'E, Papua New Guinea. Holotype (unique): USNM 216985. Type catalog: Springer et al. 1991:19 [ref. 18888]. •Valid as Omobranchus robertsi Springer 1981 -- (Springer 2001:3545 [ref. 26290], Hoese & Bray 2006:1558 [ref. 29000], Patzner et al. 2009:458 [ref. 30396]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus robertsi Springer 1981. Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Australia and New Guinea. Habitat: brackish, marine.

rotundiceps, Petroscirtes Macleay [W.] 1881:9 [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v. 6 (pt 1); ref. 4931] Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia. Lectotype: AMS I.16413-001 [ex MAMU F1041]. Paralectotypes: AMS I.16413-002 [ex MAMU F1041] (1). Type catalog: Stanbury 1969:209 [ref. 19518]. Lectotype selected by Springer & Gomon 1975:66 [ref. 6083]. •Valid as Omobranchus rotundiceps (Macleay 1881) -- (Springer 1972:15 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:63 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:150 [ref. 4144], Randall et al. 1990:375 [ref. 15987], Larson & Williams 1997:366 [ref. 23967], Myers 1999:220 [ref. 23965], Johnson 1999:746 [ref. 25471], Hutchins 2001:41 [ref. 25847], Mundy 2005:465 [ref. 28379] with subspecies, Patzner et al. 2009:458 [ref. 30396]). •Valid as Omobranchus rotundiceps (Macleay 1881), subspecies rotundiceps (Macleay 1881) -- (Springer 2001:3545 [ref. 26290], Hoese & Bray 2006:1558 [ref. 29000], Larson et al. 2013:181 [ref. 32988]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus rotundiceps (Macleay 1881). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific. Habitat: marine.

samoensis, Hypleurochilus Seale [A.] 1935:374, Pl. 23 (fig. 3) [Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4) v. 21 (no. 27); ref. 12336] Pago Pago, Tutuila Island, American Samoa. Holotype: CAS 5515. Paratypes: CAS 5516 (1). •Questionably a synonym of Parenchelyurus hepburni (Snyder 1908) -- (Springer 1972:12 [ref. 4178]). •Questionably a synonym of Omobranchus rotundiceps (Macleay 1881) -- (Springer & Gomon 1975:68 [ref. 6083]). Current status: Uncertain as Omobranchus rotundiceps (Macleay 1881). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: marine.

scalatus, Omobranchus japonicus Smith [J. L. B.] 1959:232, Pl. 19 (figs. D-E) [Ichthyological Bulletin, Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University No. 14; ref. 4123] Delagoa Bay, southeastern Mozambique, western Indian Ocean. Holotype: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 239. Paratypes: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] (not investigated). •Synonym of Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Springer 1972:14 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:53 [ref. 6083], Springer 1986:751 [ref. 5719], Shen et al. 1986:8 [ref. 13821], Kottelat 2013:384 [ref. 32989], Williams & Springer 2022:371 [ref. 39951]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

semilineatus, Petroscirtes Kner [R.] 1868:29 [Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 58 (nos 1-2); ref. 6074] Kandavu Island, Fiji Islands. Holotype (unique): NMW 78426. •Synonym of Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Springer 1972:15 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:53 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:150 [ref. 4144], Kottelat 2013:384 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

sewalli, Poroalticus Fowler [H. W.] 1931:403, Fig. 4 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 83; ref. 1410] Tide pools at Brighton Beach, Trinidad Island, West Indies. Holotype: ANSP 53318. Paratypes: ANSP 53319-21 (3). Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:30 [ref. 13621]. Springer 1963:452 [ref. 10211] doubted the locality, but specimens subsequently have been taken from there. •Synonym of Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Springer 1972:15 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:53 [ref. 6083], Lasso-Alcalá et al. 2011:572 [ref. 31520], Kottelat 2013:384 [ref. 32989], Cabezas et al. 2022:2 [ref. 39340]). •Valid as Omobranchus sewalli (Fowler 1931) -- (Carvalho-Filho 2023:232 [ref. 40480]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus sewalli (Fowler 1931). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Trinidad and Tobago south to Santa Catarina (Brazil). Habitat: brackish, marine.

sindensis, Salarias Day [F.] 1888:263 [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1888 (pt 3) (art. 4) (for 1 May 1888); ref. 14480] Karachi, Pakistan. Syntypes: BMNH 1889.2.1.3616-3618 (3). Type catalog: Whitehead & Talwar 1976:161 [ref. 23762]. •In tribe Omobranchini -- (Smith-Vaniz & Springer 1971:61 [ref. 4145]). •Synonym of Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Springer 1972:15 [ref. 4178], Kottelat 2013:384 [ref. 32989], Eagderi et al. 2019:42 [ref. 37020], Sharafiniya et al. 2021:64 [ref. 38544], Williams & Springer 2022:371 [ref. 39951]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

smithi, Cruantus Rao [V. V.] 1974:483, Fig. 4 [Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society v. 70 (pt 3) (1973); ref. 27] Godavari estuary, India, about 16.5°N, 82°E. Holotype: ZMAU. Paratypes: ZMAU (4). •Synonym of Omobranchus ferox (Herre 1927) -- (Talwar & Jhingran 1991:913 [ref. 20764]). •Valid as Omobranchus smithi (Rao 1974) -- (Springer in Randall & Lim 2000:633 [ref. 25122], Springer 2001:3545 [ref. 26290], Patzner et al. 2009:458 [ref. 30396], Kottelat 2013:384 [ref. 32989], Chakraborty et al. 2020:26 [ref. 38062]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus smithi (Rao 1974). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: northeastern India east to Thailand and Vietnam. Habitat: brackish, marine.

steinitzi, Omobranchus Springer [V. G.] & Gomon [M. F.] 1975:70, Fig. 30 [Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology No. 177; ref. 6083] Cundabilu Island, Dahlak Archipelago, Eritrea, Red Sea. Holotype: USNM 209433. Paratypes: USNM 209434 (2), HUJ 10092 [ex E62/399a] (1). Type catalog: Springer et al. 1991:23 [ref. 18888], Golani 2006:33 [ref. 28840]. •Valid as Omobranchus steinitzi Springer & Gomon 1975 -- (Dor 1984:226 [ref. 29757], Goren & Dor 1994:60 [ref. 25356], Patzner et al. 2009:458 [ref. 30396], Bogorodsky & Randall 2018:[6] 244 [ref. 36492], Golani & Fricke 2018:141 [ref. 36273], Esmaeili et al. 2022:20 [29] [ref. 39526], Williams & Springer 2022:372 [ref. 39951]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus steinitzi Springer & Gomon 1975. Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Southern Red Sea: Eritrea endemic. Habitat: marine.

striatus, Petroscirtes Jatzow [R.] & Lenz [H.] 1898:512, Pl. 35 (fig. 9) [Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft v. 21; ref. 14685] Bawi, Zanzibar, Tanzania, western Indian Ocean. No types known. Objectively invalid; preoccupied by Petroscirtes striatus Day 1888. •In genus Omobranchus -- (Springer 1972:15 [ref. 4178]). •Synonym of Omobranchus fasciolatus (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Springer & Gomon 1975:34 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:150 [ref. 4144], Mehraban & Esmaeili 2018:205 [ref. 36242], Sharafiniya et al. 2021:63 [ref. 38544], Williams & Springer 2022:370 [ref. 39951]). 1°Homonym. Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus fasciolatus (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: marine.

uekii, Petroscirtes Katayama [M.] 1941:591, Fig. [Dobutsugaku Zasshi = Zoological Magazine Tokyo v. 53; ref. 13017] Toyama Bay, Japan. Holotype (unique): NSMT-P 18252. •Valid as Omobranchus uekii (Katayama 1941) -- (Lindberg & Krasyukova 1975:35 [ref. 7348]). •Synonym of Omobranchus fasciolatoceps (Richardson 1846) -- (Springer 1972:15 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:33 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:150 [ref. 4144]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus fasciolatoceps (Richardson 1846). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: marine.

unicornis, Blennius Castelnau [F. L.] 1879:384 [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v. 3 (pt 4); ref. 764] Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. Type catalog: Bauchot 1967:16 [ref. 20734]. •Synonym of Omobranchus anolius (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Springer 1972:15 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:20 [ref. 6083], Hoese & Bray 2006:1556 [ref. 29000]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus anolius (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

verticalis, Omobranchus Springer [V. G.] & Gomon [M. F.] 1975:71, Fig. 31 [Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology No. 177; ref. 6083] In mangroves in Boat Passage, Brisbane River, Queensland, Australia. Holotype: AMS IA.4938. Paratypes: AMS I.17150-001 (1), ANSP 128000 (1), USNM 210616 (1). Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:31 [ref. 13621], Springer et al. 1991:25 [ref. 18888]. •Valid as Omobranchus verticalis Springer & Gomon 1975 -- (Larson & Williams 1997:366 [ref. 23967], Johnson 1999:746 [ref. 25471], Springer 2001:3545 [ref. 26290], Hoese & Bray 2006:1558 [ref. 29000], Patzner et al. 2009:458 [ref. 30396], Larson et al. 2013:181 [ref. 32988]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus verticalis Springer & Gomon 1975. Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Australia. Habitat: brackish, marine.

vinciguerrae, Petroscirtes Borsieri [C.] 1904:211 [Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova (Serie 3). v. 1 (no. 41); ref. 15109] Massawa, Eritrea, Red Sea. Holotype (unique): MSNG 32051. Type catalog: Tortonese 1963:341 [ref. 10350]. •Valid as Omobranchus vinciguerrae (Borsieri 1904) -- (Springer 1972:15 [ref. 4178]). •Synonym of Omobranchus fasciolatus (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Dor 1984:225 [ref. 29757], Springer & Gomon 1975:34 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:150 [ref. 4144], Golani & Fricke 2018:141 [ref. 36273], Mehraban & Esmaeili 2018:205 [ref. 36242], Sharafiniya et al. 2021:63 [ref. 38544]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus fasciolatus (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: marine.

waterousi, Petroscirtes Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1942:112 [Copeia 1942 (no. 2); ref. 13208] Swamp at Waterous Hacienda, Mangarin, Mindoro, Philippines. Holotype (unique): CAS-SU 36673. Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:93 [ref. 12291]. •Synonym of Omobranchus kranjiensis (Herre 1940) -- (Springer 1972:15 [ref. 4178]). •Synonym of Omobranchus ferox (Herre 1927) -- (Springer & Gomon 1975:38 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:150 [ref. 4144], Kottelat 2013:383 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus ferox (Herre 1927). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

wilsoni, Petroscirtes Macleay [W.] 1884:171 [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v. 9 (pt 1); ref. 17589] North shore of Port Jackson, N. S. W, Australia. Holotype (unique): AMS I.16410-001 [ex MAMU F1037a]. Type catalog: Stanbury 1969:209 [ref. 19518]. •Synonym of Omobranchus anolius (Valenciennes 1836) -- (Springer 1972:15 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:20 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:150 [ref. 4144], Hoese & Bray 2006:1556 [ref. 29000]). Current status: Synonym of Omobranchus anolius (Valenciennes 1836). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

woodi, Aspidontus Gilchrist [J. D. F.] & Thompson [W. W.] 1908:105 [Annals of the South African Museum v. 6 (pt 2, no. 2); ref. 5840] Nahoon River, South Africa. Holotype (unique): SAM 9898. •Valid as Omobranchus woodi (Gilchrist & Thompson 1908) -- (Springer 1972:15 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:72 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:150 [ref. 4144], Springer 1986:751 [ref. 5719], Patzner et al. 2009:458 [ref. 30396], Cabezas et al. 2022:3 [ref. 39340], Williams & Springer 2022:372 [ref. 39951]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus woodi (Gilchrist & Thompson 1908). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic, southwestern Indian Ocean: Western Cape and Eastern Cape (South Africa). Habitat: brackish.

zebra, Petroskirtes Bleeker [P.] 1868:279 [Verslagen en Mededeelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen. Afdeeling Natuurkunde (Ser. 2) v. 2; ref. 17057] Singapore. Holotype (unique): RMNH 4454. Original genus should have been Petroscirtes. •Valid as Omobranchus zebra (Bleeker 1868) -- (Springer 1972:15 [ref. 4178], Springer & Gomon 1975:74 [ref. 6083], Smith-Vaniz 1976:150 [ref. 4144], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:914 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:130 [ref. 23448], Springer in Randall & Lim 2000:633 [ref. 25122], Springer 2001:3545 [ref. 26290], Patzner et al. 2009:458 [ref. 30396], Kottelat 2013:384 [ref. 32989], Chakraborty et al. 2020:24 [ref. 38062], Taki et al. 2021:417 [ref. 39830]). Current status: Valid as Omobranchus zebra (Bleeker 1868). Blenniidae: Blenniinae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Sundarbans (India) east to Vietnam and the Philippines. Habitat: brackish, marine.


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