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obesus, Uropterygius Whitley [G. P.] 1932:329, Pl. 39 (fig. 1) [Records of the Australian Museum v. 18 (no. 6); ref. 4674] Montague Island, New South Wales, Australia, depth about 70 fathoms. Holotype: AMS IA.3888. Paratypes: AMS IA.2658 (1). Additional material: (plaster casts of holotype) AMS L.1676 (1), T.627(1). Type catalog: Böhlke & Smith 2002:133 [ref. 26380]. •Valid as Uropterygius obesus Whitley 1932 -- (Paxton et al. 1989:133 [ref. 12442]). •Valid as Gymnothorax obesus (Whitley 1932) -- (Paulin et al. 1989:69 [ref. 24556], Francis 1993:157 [ref. 25479], Gomon et al. 1994:207 [ref. 22532], Böhlke & McCosker 2001:91 [ref. 25226], Böhlke & Smith 2002:133 [ref. 26380], Allen et al. 2006:253 [ref. 29005], Smith 2008:159 [ref. 30621], Smith 2012:22 [ref. 32155], Stewart & McCosker 2015:232 [ref. 34233]). Current status: Valid as Gymnothorax obesus (Whitley 1932). Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Southwestern Pacific. Habitat: marine.