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Muraena Linnaeus [C.] 1758:244 [ref. 2787]. Fem. Muraena helena Linnaeus 1758. Type by subsequent designation. Placed on Official List (Opinion 77) but later withdrawn. Type designated by Jordan & Gilbert 1883:355 [ref. 2476], as helenae, but Bleeker 1865:113 [ref. 409] is earlier with anguilla. Misspelled Murena by Anonymous (Cabrera et al.) 1817 [ref. 17319], see Graells 1887:175 [ref. 30438]. Genus name misspelled Muroena by Gruvel & Bouyat 1906:Pl. 18, fig. 54 [ref. 30367]. Opinion 1672 confirmed the type as helena and place the Muraena on the Official List. •Valid as Muraena Linnaeus 1758 -- (Blache et al. 1973:224 [ref. 7185], Bauchot in Whitehead et al. 1986:543 [ref. 13676], Paxton et al. 1989:132 [ref. 12442], Böhlke et al. 1989:194 [ref. 13286], Böhlke & Smith 2003:704 [ref. 26990], Jiménez et al. 2007:101 [ref. 29038], Smith 2012:30 [ref. 32155]). Current status: Valid as Muraena Linnaeus 1758. Muraenidae: Muraeninae.