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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], Psomadakis et al. 2020:272 [ref. 37272], Ramos-Castro et al. 2020:83 [ref. 37651]). 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 Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands and Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia, southern Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.