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wilsoni, Gymnothorax Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] (ex Banning) 1801:529 [M. E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae; ref. 471] Australia. No types known. Type catalog: Böhlke & Smith 2002:155 [ref. 26380]. Neotype designation by Fricke 1999:70 [ref. 24106] is invalid; see Fricke 2000:639 [ref. 24537]. Needs more research, including the status of its 3 synonyms; a neotype or petition might be needed to continue usage in Congridae. •Nomen dubium in Muraenidae -- (Böhlke & Smith 2002:155 [ref. 26380]). •Valid as Conger wilsoni (Bloch & Schneider 1801) -- (Castle 1975:21 [ref. 25984], Castle 1986:164 [ref. 5644], Paxton et al. 1989:141 [ref. 12442], Smith 1989:515 [ref. 13285], Paulin et al. 1989:74 [ref. 24556], Paulin & Roberts 1992:105 [ref. 24625], Kuiter 1993:30 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:158 [ref. 25479], Gomon et al. 1994:212 [ref. 22532], Quéro & Saldanha 1995:76 [ref. 22017], Fricke 1999:70 [ref. 24106], Johnson 1999:722 [ref. 25471], Hutchins 2001:17 [ref. 25847], Heemstra et al. 2004:3316 [ref. 27945], Hoese & Gates 2006:292 [ref. 28997], Randall 2007:56 [ref. 30952] with author as Schneider, Fricke et al. 2009:20 [ref. 30213], Fricke et al. 2011:354 [ref. 31242], Duffy & Ahyong 2015:108 [ref. 36167], Hoschke et al. 2019:153 [ref. 36626] as "wilsoni"). Current status: Valid as Conger wilsoni (Bloch & Schneider 1801). Congridae: Congrinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific (southern warm temperate waters): Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) to southern Mozambique and Mascarenes; southern Australia, Lord Howe Island and New Zealand east to Kermadec Islands and Tuvalu; possibly Japan. Habitat: marine.