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eurosta, Thyrsoidea Abbott [C. C.] 1860:478 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 12; ref. 15619] Hawaiian Islands. Holotype (unique): ANSP 984. Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:130 [ref. 13621], Böhlke & Smith 2002:109 [ref. 26380]. There may be more than one species passing under this name -- Smith 2012:15 [ref. 32155]. •Valid as Gymnothorax eurostus (Abbott 1860) -- (Hatooka in Masuda et al. 1984:23 [ref. 6441], Castle & McCosker 1986:169 [ref. 5645], Allen & Swainston 1988:32 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:128 [ref. 12442], Pequeño 1989:25 [ref. 14125], Randall et al. 1990:36 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:32 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:157 [ref. 25479], Chen et al. 1994:50 [ref. 22258], Quéro & Saldanha 1995:66 [ref. 22017], Allen 1997:52 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:36 [ref. 25919], Bussing 1998:444 [ref. 24930], Fricke 1999:45 [ref. 24106], Böhlke et al. 1999:1656 [ref. 24692], Johnson 1999:721 [ref. 25471], Randall 1999:6 [ref. 25829], Böhlke & Randall 2000:234 [ref. 24493], Shinohara et al. 2000:176 [ref. 25987], Böhlke & McCosker 2001:73 [ref. 25226], Hutchins 2001:16 [ref. 25847], Böhlke & Smith 2002:109 [ref. 26380], Randall et al. 2004:6 [ref. 27624] dated 1861, Heemstra et al. 2004:3316 [ref. 27945], Randall 2005:40 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:118 [ref. 28379], McCosker & Stewart 2006:92 [ref. 28702], Allen et al. 2006:250 [ref. 29005], Smith et al. 2008:66 [ref. 29432], Randall 2007:86 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:15 [ref. 30213], Fricke et al. 2011:350 [ref. 31242], Smith 2012:14 [ref. 32155], Larson et al. 2013:24 [ref. 32988], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:4 [ref. 33988], Duffy & Ahyong 2015:108 [ref. 36167], Ho et al. 2015:155 [ref. 34130] with question, Stewart & McCosker 2015:230 [ref. 34233], Fricke et al. 2018:35 [ref. 35805], Arndt & Fricke 2019:23 [ref. 36883], Smith et al. 2019:22 [ref. 37159]). Current status: Valid as Gymnothorax eurostus (Abbott 1860). Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Indo-Pacific, antitropical: Transkei (South Africa), Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Cocos Island, north to Ryukyu Islands, Ogasawara Islands, Minami Tori Shima, and Hawaiian Islands, Marquesas Islands and Easter Island, south to Shark Bay (Western Australia), Lord Howe Island, Kermadec Islands and Austral Islands. Habitat: marine.