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xanthopterus, Uropterygius Bleeker [P.] 1859:350 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 19; ref. 368] Patjitan, Java, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1867.11.28.271. Type catalog: Böhlke & Smith 2002:165 [ref. 26380]. •Valid as Uropterygius xanthopterus Bleeker 1859 -- (Castle & McCosker 1986:176 [ref. 5645], Winterbottom et al. 1989:11 [ref. 13251], Quéro & Saldanha 1995:65 [ref. 22017], Myers 1999:52 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:60 [ref. 24106], Böhlke et al. 1999:1657 [ref. 24692], Randall 1999:7 [ref. 25829] but changed in errata sheet to alboguttatus, Allen 2000:84 [ref. 37268], Böhlke & Smith 2002:165 [ref. 26380], Allen & Adrim 2003:23 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:612 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:68 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:7 [ref. 27624], Fricke et al. 2009:18 [ref. 30213], llen & Erdmann 2012:100 [ref. 31980], Smith 2012:38 [ref. 32155], Fricke et al. 2014:21 [ref. 33932], Ho et al. 2015:164 [ref. 34130], Psomadakis et al. 2020:275 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Uropterygius xanthopterus Bleeker 1859. Muraenidae: Uropterygiinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: South Africa, East Africa and Réunion (western Mascarenes) east to Line Islands, Society Islands and Marquesas Islands, north to the Philippines, south to West Papua. Habitat: marine.