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johnsoni, Lycodontis Smith [J. L. B.] 1962:438, Pl. 56 (figs. C-D) [Ichthyological Bulletin, Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University No. 23; ref. 6435] Algoa Bay, South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean, depth 40 fathoms. Holotype: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 104. Paratypes: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 5019 (1). Type catalog: Böhlke & Smith 2002:117 [ref. 26380]. •Valid as Gymnothorax johnsoni (Smith 1962) -- (Castle & McCosker 1986:170 [ref. 5645], Baranes & Golani 1993:302 [ref. 22372], Quéro & Saldanha 1995:67 [ref. 22017], Randall & Golani 1995:862 [ref. 21744], Fricke 1999:48 [ref. 24106], Böhlke & McCosker 2001:95 [ref. 25226], Böhlke & Smith 2002:117 [ref. 26380], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S95 [ref. 27377], Smith et al. 2008:67 [ref. 29432], Fricke et al. 2009:16 [ref. 30213], Smith 2012:18 [ref. 32155], Fricke et al. 2018:37 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:22 [ref. 36273], Arndt & Fricke 2019:23 [ref. 36883], Sumod et al. 2019:363 [ref. 36895]). Current status: Valid as Gymnothorax johnsoni (Smith 1962). Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Red Sea, western Indian Ocean: East Africa and South Africa to Madagascar and Mascarenes. Habitat: marine.