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punctata, Muraena Gronow [L. T.] in Gray 1854:18 [Catalogue of fish collected and described by Laurence Theodore Gronow; ref. 1911] Rivers of tropical North America [not in rivers]. No types known. Objectively invalid, preoccupied by Muraena punctata Rafinesque 1810. •Synonym of Gymnothorax moringa (Cuvier 1829) -- (Smith & Böhlke 1990:142 [ref. 19379], Smith 2012:21 [ref. 32155]). Current status: Synonym of Gymnothorax moringa (Cuvier 1829). Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Habitat: marine.