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pavonina, Muraena Richardson [J.] 1845:no page, Pl. 53 (figs. 1-6) [Ichthyology.--Part 2. The zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Sulphur; ref. 20574] No locality [probably Ascension Island]. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1985.2.19.4. Available from plate. For locality see Böhlke & McCosker 2001:95 [ref. 25226]. Text in Richardson 1845:110 [ref. 20275]. •Valid as Muraena pavonina Richardson 1845 -- (Böhlke et al. 1989:197 [ref. 13286], Feitoza et al. 2003:68 [ref. 26943], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:33 [ref. 27192], Vaske et al. 2005:78 [ref. 36155], Smith 2012:32 [ref. 32155], Wirtz et al. 2014:3 [ref. 33516], Smith & Brito 2016:1641 [ref. 34557]). Current status: Valid as Muraena pavonina Richardson 1845. Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Southwestern Atlantic and eastern Atlantic. Habitat: marine.