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porphyreus, Murenophis Guichenot [A.] 1848:342, Pl. 11 (fig. 2) [Fauna Chilena.... in Gay.; ref. 1939] Juan Fernández Islands. Syntypes: not at MNHN. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1993:127 [ref. 20810], Böhlke & Smith 2002:140 [ref. 26380]. •Valid as Gymnothorax porphyreus (Guichenot 1848) -- (Pequeño 1989:25 [ref. 14125], Francis 1993:157 [ref. 25479], Francis & Randall 1993:128 [ref. 20996], Pequeño & Sáez 2000:31 [ref. 24590], Pequeño & Lamilla 2000:434 [ref. 24906], Böhlke & McCosker 2001:92 [ref. 25226], Böhlke & Smith 2002:140 [ref. 26380], Randall 2005:46 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:254 [ref. 29005], Dyer & Westneat 2010:596 [ref. 31446], Fricke et al. 2011:350 [ref. 31242], Smith 2012:24 [ref. 32155], Duffy & Ahyong 2015:108 [ref. 36167], Stewart & McCosker 2015:234 [ref. 34233]). Current status: Valid as Gymnothorax porphyreus (Guichenot 1848). Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: South Pacific: New Caledonia east to Peru, Chile, Easter Island and Juan Fernández Islands. Habitat: marine.