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leucotaenia, Echidna Schultz [L. P.] 1943:22, Pl. 3 [Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 180; ref. 3957] Reef of Enderbury Island, Phoenix Islands [central Pacific], 3°08'30"S, 171°05'34"W. Holotype: USNM 115949. Paratypes: MCZ 37302 [ex USNM 115954] (2); USNM 115950-53 (21, 1, 2, 3), 15955-57 (3, 2, 2). Type catalog: Smith 1994:15 [ref. 21917], Böhlke & Smith 2002:121 [ref. 26380] •Valid as Echidna leucotaenia Schultz 1943 -- (Castle & McCosker 1986:166 [ref. 5645], Böhlke et al. 1989:130 [ref. 13286], Myers 1999:44 [ref. 23965], Böhlke et al. 1999:1656 [ref. 24692], Winterbottom et al. 1989:6 [ref. 13251], Randall & Earle 2000:6 [ref. 25806], Böhlke & Smith 2002:121 [ref. 26380], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S94 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:610 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:68 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:6 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:35 [ref. 28239], Randall 2007:75 [ref. 30952] as not Hawaiian Islands, Fricke et al. 2011:349 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:77 [ref. 31980], Smith 2012:5 [ref. 32155], Kottelat 2013:41 [ref. 32989], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:4 [ref. 33988]). Current status: Valid as Echidna leucotaenia Schultz 1943. Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Aldabra and East Africa; Marshall Islands and Tonga east to Hawaiian Islands and Johnston Island, south to New Caledonia. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.