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moringa, Muraena Cuvier [G.] 1829:352 [Le R├Ęgne Animal (Edition 2) v. 2; ref. 995] Antilles. No types known. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1993:125 [ref. 20810]. Available from footnote as, "Aj. la moringue des Antilles. (M. moringa, N.) Catesb., II, xxi." •Valid as Lycodontis moringa (Cuvier 1829) -- (Cervigón 1991:39 [ref. 24472], Cervigón 1992:368 [ref. 23827], Aguilera 1998:46 [ref. 24221]). •Valid as Gymnothorax moringa (Cuvier 1829) -- (Robins & Ray 1986:53 [ref. 23100], Edwards & Glass 1987:625 [ref. 9166], Böhlke et al. 1989:179 [ref. 13286], Smith 1989:910 [ref. 13285], Smith & Böhlke 1990:142 [ref. 19379], Boschung 1992:32 [ref. 23239], Andreata & Séret 1996:581 [ref. 16204], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:236 [ref. 23897], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:135 [ref. 25013], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:148 [ref. 27754], Gasparini & Floeter 2001:1643 [ref. 25634], Rocha & Rosa 2001:989 [ref. 25909], Collette et al. 2003:98 [ref. 26784], Böhlke & Smith 2003:711 [ref. 26990], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:33 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:9 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:61 [ref. 27807], Prokofiev & Kukuev 2009:215 [ref. 30172] as cf. moringa, Smith 2012:21 [ref. 32155], Page et al. 2013:61 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:24 [ref. 33341], Wirtz et al. 2014:3 [ref. 33516], Pinheiro et al. 2015:6 [ref. 34324], Smith & Brito 2016:1639 [ref. 34557], Robertson et al. 2016:144 [ref. 34961], Spier et al. 2018:6 [ref. 36103], Brown et al. 2019:155 [ref. 36444]). Current status: Valid as Gymnothorax moringa (Cuvier 1829). Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Western Atlantic; southern central Atlantic: Ascension and Saint Helena islands. Habitat: marine.