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Anguilla Schrank [F. von P.] 1798:304, 307 Fem. Muraena anguilla Linnaeus 1758. Type by monotypy. Kottelat 2013:37 dates to Anguilla Garsault 1764, Pl. 661 with no species; it is here considered a forgotten name not used by current workers. Apparently appeared first as name only in Thunberg 1795 [not researched]. Schrank as author predates Shaw 1803. See Opinion 1672 in which Anguilla is placed on the Official List, and the type species is confirmed as Muraena anguilla Linnaeus 1758. •Valid as Anguilla Garsault 1764 -- (Kottelat 2013:37 [ref. 32989]). •Valid as Anguilla Schrank 1798 -- (Blache et al. 1973:220 [ref. 7185], Asano in Masuda et al. 1984:21 [ref. 6441], Castle 1984:34 [ref. 6171], Bauchot in Whitehead et al. 1986:535 [ref. 13676], Castle 1986:160 [ref. 5644], Kottelat 1989:4 [ref. 13605], Paxton et al. 1989:122 [ref. 12442], Smith 1989:32 [ref. 13285], Ataur Rahman 1989:40 [ref. 24860], Kuang in Pan et al. 1991:53 [r speciedef. 23876], Allen 1991:38 [ref. 21090], Tesch 1991:389 [ref. 24843], Jenkins & Burkhead 1994:203 [ref. 21581], Gomon et al. 1994:203 [ref. 22532], Aoyama et al. 1996:374 [ref. 24707], Chen in Chen 1998:40 [ref. 23556], Reshetnikov 1998:54 [ref. 23570], Lin et al. 1999:76 [ref. 24100], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:95 [ref. 24550], Smith 1999:1630 [ref. 24661], Ferraris in Reis et al. 2003:33 [ref. 27061], Smith 2003:692 [ref. 26989], Ataur Rahman 2003:55 [ref. 31338], Watanabe et al. 2004:337 [ref. 27788], Bogutskaya & Naseka 2004:28 [ref. 28183], Hoese & Gates 2006:236 [ref. 28997], Gomon 2008:156 [ref. 30616], Kottelat & Freyhof 2007:61 [ref. 29996], Teng et al. 2009:808 [ref. 30569], Watanabe et al. 2009:387 [ref. 30611], Minckley & Marsh 2009:70 [ref. 31114], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:17 [ref. 36649], Zhang et al. 2010:177 [ref. 31511], Mecklenburg et al. 2011:117 [ref. 31212], Morgan 2011:10 [ref. 31262], Marshall 2011:59 [ref. 31755], Angulo et al. 2013:989 [ref. 33194], Parin et al. 2014:47 [ref. 33547], Watanabe et al. 2014:568 [ref. 35475], Jouladeh-Roudbar et al. 2015:859 [ref. 34062], McDowall et al. 2015:221 [ref. 34232], Zhang et al. 2016:46 [ref. 34477], Esmaeili et al. 2017:27 [ref. 35254], Esmaeili et al. 2018:8 [ref. 36089], Fricke et al. 2018:30 [ref. 35805], Kuiter 2018:11 [ref. 36369], Fricke et al. 2019:50 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Anguilla Schrank 1798. Anguillidae.