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fimbriata, Muraena Bennett [E. T.] 1832:168 [Proceedings of the Committee of Science and Correspondence of the Zoological Society of London 1830-31 (pt 1); ref. 4944] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1856.2.15.16 [ex Zool. Soc.]. Type catalog: Böhlke & Smith 2002:110-111 [ref. 26380]. •Valid as Gymnothorax fimbriatus (Bennett 1832) -- (Hatooka in Masuda et al. 1984:24 [ref. 6441], Allen & Swainston 1988:32 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:129 [ref. 12442], Winterbottom et al. 1989:8 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:37 [ref. 15987], Chen et al. 1994:50 [ref. 22258], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:166 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:52 [ref. 23977], Chen et al. 1997:20 [ref. 26476] dated 1831, Randall et al. 1997:37 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:46 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:46 [ref. 24106], Böhlke et al. 1999:1656 [ref. 24692], Johnson 1999:721 [ref. 25471], Nakabo 2000:210 [ref. 25086], Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:585 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:110 [ref. 25191], Randall & Earle 2000:6 [ref. 25806], Allen 2000:95 [ref. 25868], Böhlke & McCosker 2001:73 [ref. 25226], Hutchins 2001:16 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:210 [ref. 26001], Böhlke & Smith 2002:110 [ref. 26380], Allen & Adrim 2003:23 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S95 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:611 [ref. 27495], Kimura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:10 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:7 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3316 [ref. 27945], Randall 2005:41 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:250 [ref. 29005], Chen & Loh 2007:79 [ref. 29360], Imamura 2009:18 [ref. 30434], Fricke et al. 2009:16 [ref. 30213], Motomura et al. 2010:71 [ref. 31256], Zhang et al. 2010:280 [ref. 31511], Fricke et al. 2011:350 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:84 [ref. 31980], Smith 2012:15 [ref. 32155], Larson et al. 2013:25 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:42 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2014:18 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:4 [ref. 33988], Ho et al. 2015:155 [ref. 34130], Motomura et al. 2017:29 [ref. 35490], Mohapatra et al. 2017:598 [ref. 35581], Fricke et al. 2018:36 [ref. 35805], Arndt & Fricke 2019:23 [ref. 36883], Fricke et al. 2019:51 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Gymnothorax fimbriatus (Bennett 1832). Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Mariana Islands, Marquesas Islands and Tuamotu Archipelago, north to Ryukyu Islands and Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia, southern Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.