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punctatofasciatus, Gymnothorax Bleeker [P.] 1863:167 [Nederlandsch Tijdschrift voor de Dierkunde v. 1; ref. 17004] Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Lectotype: BMNH 1867.11.28.280. Paralectotypes: RMNH 7189 (374-mm spec. of 2). Type catalog: Böhlke & Smith 2002:142-143 [ref. 26380]. Original as punctato-fasciatus. Lectotype selected by Smith & Böhlke 1997:184 [ref. 23215]. •Valid as Gymnothorax punctatofasciatus Bleeker 1863 -- (Randall & Golani 1995:865 [ref. 21744], Smith & Böhlke 1997:184 [ref. 23215], Böhlke et al. 1999:1657 [ref. 24692], Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:585 [ref. 25122], Böhlke & Smith 2002:143 [ref. 26380], Allen & Adrim 2003:23 [ref. 26830], Randall 2005:46 [ref. 28239], Zhang et al. 2010:271 [ref. 31511] with author as Bleeker 1856, Golani & Bogorodsky 2010:59 [ref. 35264] with author as Bleeker 1856, Allen & Erdmann 2012:92 [ref. 31980], Smith 2012:26 [ref. 32155], Ho et al. 2015:162 [ref. 34130]). Current status: Valid as Gymnothorax punctatofasciatus Bleeker 1863. Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, China and Taiwan, and to New Caledonia. Habitat: brackish, marine.