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reevesii, Muraena Richardson [J.] 1845:no p., Pl. 49 (fig. 2) [Ichthyology.--Part 2. The zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Sulphur; ref. 20574] China seas. No types known. Type catalog: Böhlke & Smith 2002:143-144 [ref. 26380]. Available from plate. Text in Richardson 1845:109 [ref. 20275] (not on Pl. 48 as stated in text). Based solely on illustration by Reeves (see Whitehead 1970:208 [ref. 11606]). •Valid as Gymnothorax reevesii (Richardson 1845) -- (Hatooka in Masuda et al. 1984:24 [ref. 6441], Chen et al. 1994:52 [ref. 22258], Chen et al. 1997:13 [ref. 26476] dated 1846, Böhlke et al. 1999:1657 [ref. 24692], Nakabo 2000:210 [ref. 25086], Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:585 [ref. 25122], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:33 [ref. 25480], Randall & Earle 2000:7 [ref. 25806], Nakabo 2002:210 [ref. 26001], Böhlke & Smith 2002:143 [ref. 26380], Randall 2005:47 [ref. 28239], Chen & Loh 2007:79 [ref. 29360], Zhang et al. 2010:281 [ref. 31511] as reevesi, Allen & Erdmann 2012:92 [ref. 31980], Smith 2012:26 [ref. 32155], Fricke et al. 2014:20 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:4 [ref. 33988], Ho et al. 2015:160 [ref. 34130], Hibino in Kimura et al. 2018:19 [ref. 36460]). Current status: Valid as Gymnothorax reevesii (Richardson 1845). Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Indonesia, Vietnam and Papua New Guinea east to Samoa and Marquesas Islands, north to southern Japan. Habitat: marine.