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colubrina, Muraena Boddaert [P.] 1781:56, Pl. 2 (fig. 3) [Neue Nordische Beytr√§ge zur physikalischen und geographischen Erd- und V√∂lkerbeschreibung, Naturgeschichte und Oekonomie. St. Petersburg & Leipzig v. 2; ref. 16975] Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. No types known. Neotype designation by Fricke 1999:65 [ref. 24106] is invalid; see Fricke 2000:639 [ref. 24537]. Gymnothorax colubrinus Suckow 1799 was a new combination, not original (Suckow 1799:181 [ref. 18858]). •Valid as Myrichthys colubrinus (Boddaert 1781) -- (McCosker 1977:78 [ref. 6836], Dor 1984:35 [ref. 29757], Asano in Masuda et al. 1984:31 [ref. 6441], McCosker & Castle 1986:181 [ref. 5690], Allen & Swainston 1988:34 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:119 [ref. 12442], Winterbottom et al. 1989:12 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:45 [ref. 15987], McCosker & Rosenblatt 1993:157 [ref. 21180], Goren & Dor 1994:9 [ref. 25356], Quéro & Saldanha 1995:75 [ref. 22017], Randall 1995:62 [ref. 22896], Allen 1997:56 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:26 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:45 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:57 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:64 [ref. 24106], Smith & McCosker 1999:1668 [ref. 24715], Nakabo 2000:221 [ref. 25086], McCosker in Randall & Lim 2000:586 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:117 [ref. 25191], Hutchins 2001:17 [ref. 25847], McCosker 2002:25 [ref. 25848], Nakabo 2002:221 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:24 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S95 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:612 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:68 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:6 [ref. 27624], Tang & Zhang 2004:22 [ref. 27889] as colubrnus, Randall 2005:32 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:134 [ref. 28379], McCosker et al. 2006:270 [ref. 29006], Randall 2007:58 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:19 [ref. 30213], Motomura et al. 2010:74 [ref. 31256], Zhang et al. 2010:366 [ref. 31511], Fricke et al. 2011:352 [ref. 31342], McCosker & Allen 2012:39 [ref. 31763], Allen & Erdmann 2012:107 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:251 [ref. 32706], Larson et al. 2013:27 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:22 [ref. 33932], McCosker 2014:339 [ref. 33288], Fricke et al. 2015:64 [ref. 33895], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:4 [ref. 33988], Ho et al. 2015:169 [ref. 34130], Fricke et al. 2018:44 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:27 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:53 [ref. 36673], Randall et al. 2019:29 [ref. 36852]). Current status: Valid as Myrichthys colubrinus (Boddaert 1781). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East and South Africa, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Johnston Atoll, Hawaiian Islands and Tuamotu Archipelago, north to Ryukyu Islands and Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.