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xanthospilos, Muraena Bleeker [P.] 1859:348 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 19; ref. 368] Karangbollong [Karang-Bollong Bay, on northeastern tip of Nusa Kambangan Island, 4.5 kilometers southeast to Cilacap, Jawa Tengah Province, Java, Indonesia, eastern Indian Ocean, ca. 7°45'34''S, 109°02'32''E]. Lectotype: RMNH 7210. Paralectotypes: BMNH 1867.11.28.229 (1). Lectotype selected by Chen & Böhlke 1996:301 [ref. 22680]. •Valid as Echidna xanthospilos (Bleeker 1859) -- (Böhlke et al. 1989:130 [ref. 13286] as xanthospilus, Chen & Böhlke 1996:300 [ref. 22680], Böhlke et al. 1999:1656 [ref. 24692], Böhlke & McCosker in Randall & Lim 2000:584 [ref. 25122], Allen & Adrim 2003:22 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S94 [ref. 27377], Smith & Böhlke 2006:38 [ref. 28678], Allen & Erdmann 2012:78 [ref. 31980], Smith 2012:7 [ref. 32155], Ho et al. 2015:153 [ref. 34130]). Current status: Valid as Echidna xanthospilos (Bleeker 1859). Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan and Samoa. Habitat: marine.