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bayeri, Gymnothorax Schultz [L. P.] in Schultz et al. 1953:124, Figs. 23f, 26 [Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 202, v. 1; ref. 3975] Lagoon coral head at Kieschiechi Island, Rongelap Atoll, Marshall Islands, western Pacific, depth 20 feet. Holotype: USNM 141608. Paratypes: FMNH 62583 [ex USNM 141604] (1); USNM 116053 (1), 141605-07 (1, 1, 1), 141609 (1), 152976-77 [ex UW] (1, 1), 202542 [ex UW 8742] (1). Type catalog: Ibarra & Stewart 1987:42 [ref. 12367], Smith 1994:17 [ref. 21917], Böhlke & Smith 2002:96 [ref. 26380]. •Valid as Enchelycore bayeri (Schultz 1953) -- (Paxton et al. 1989:127 [ref. 12442], Böhlke et al. 1989:135 [ref. 13286], Winterbottom et al. 1989:7 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:35 [ref. 15987], Randall & Golani 1995:852 [ref. 21744], Allen 1997:54 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:35 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:44 [ref. 23965], Böhlke et al. 1999:1656 [ref. 24692], Allen 2000:84 [ref. 37268], Nakabo 2000:200 [ref. 25086], Randall & Earle 2000:6 [ref. 25806], Böhlke & McCosker 2001:73 [ref. 25226], Hutchins 2001:16 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:200 [ref. 26001], Böhlke & Smith 2002:96 [ref. 26380], Allen & Adrim 2003:22 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:610 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:6 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:36 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:246 [ref. 29005], Shibukawa et al. 2007:187 [ref. 29475], Fricke et al. 2011:349 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:79 [ref. 31980], Smith 2012:8 [ref. 32155], Fricke et al. 2014:18 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:4 [ref. 33988], Ho et al. 2015:153 [ref. 34130], Golani & Fricke 2018:20 [ref. 36273], Smith et al. 2019:13 [ref. 37159]). Current status: Valid as Enchelycore bayeri (Schultz 1953). Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: Maldives and Chagos Archipelago east to Line, Society and Marquesas islands, north to Taiwan, south Queensland (Australia). Habitat: marine.