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balearica, Muraena Delaroche [F. E.] 1809:327 [41], Pl. 20 (fig. 3) [Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris v. 13; ref. 17380] [Iviça] Ibiza Island, Balearic Islands, Spain, Mediterranean Sea. Holotype (unique): MNHN 0000-8434. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1993:115 [ref. 20810]. On p. 41 and Pl. 1 of separate. •Valid as Ariosoma balearicum (Delaroche 1809) -- (Blache et al. 1973:241 [ref. 7185], Dor 1984:32 [ref. 29757], Bauchot & Saldanha in Whitehead et al. 1986:568 [ref. 13676], Robins & Ray 1986:57 [ref. 23100], Scott & Scott 1988:82 [ref. 25518], Smith 1989:495, 726 [ref. 13285], McAllister 1990:49 [ref. 14674], Smith 1990:156 [ref. 13454], Cervigón 1991:66 [ref. 24472], Boschung 1992:37 [ref. 23239], Cervigón 1992:302 [ref. 23827], Goren & Dor 1994:8 [ref. 25356], Santos et al. 1997:22 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:57 [ref. 24952], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:294 [ref. 23897], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:141 [ref. 25013], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:149 [ref. 27754], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:33 [ref. 26753], Collette et al. 2003:99 [ref. 26784], Menezes et al. in Menezes et al. 2003:36 [ref. 27192], Smith 2003:749 [ref. 26989], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S95 [ref. 27377], Nelson et al. 2004:64 [ref. 27807], Golani 2005:17 [ref. 37112], Fricke et al. 2007:24 [ref. 29533], Golani & Bogorodsky 2010:59 [ref. 35264], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:19 [ref. 36649], Bañón et al. 2011:262 [ref. 31676], Page et al. 2013:64 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:25 [ref. 33341], Smith 2016:1686 [ref. 34556], Nión et al. 2016:25 [ref. 35565], Artüz & Fricke 2019:553 [ref. 36612], Elbaraasi et al. 2019:92 [ref. 36864]). Current status: Valid as Ariosoma balearicum (Delaroche 1809). Congridae: Bathymyrinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: North Carolina (U.S.A.) south to Uruguay, including Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea; Mediterranean Sea, Sea of Marmara, eastern Atlantic: Portugal south to Angola, including Madeira, Canary Islands and Cape Verde Islands. Habitat: marine.