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polyuranodon, Muraena Bleeker [P.] 1854:248 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 5 (no. 3); ref. 16901] Ceram, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. Bleeker specimens: ?AMS I.101 (1), BMNH 1867.11.28.242 (1) no locality, RMNH 7198 (1). Type catalog: Böhlke & Smith 2002:140 [ref. 26380] Also appeared in Bleeker 1853:67 [ref. 339]. •Valid as Gymnothorax polyuranodon (Bleeker 1854) -- (Paxton et al. 1989:131 [ref. 12442], Allen 1991:42 [ref. 21090], Pethiyagoda 1991:49 [ref. 20075], Roberts 1993:14 [ref. 21799], Kottelat et al. 1993:10 [ref. 23448], Böhlke et al. 1999:1656 [ref. 24692], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:57 [ref. 25191], Böhlke & McCosker 2001:73 [ref. 25226], Allen et al. 2002:334 [ref. 25930], Böhlke & Smith 2002:140 [ref. 26380], Allen et al. 2006:254 [ref. 29005], Shao et al. 2008:238 [ref. 29952], Zhang et al. 2010:262 [ref. 31511], Fricke et al. 2011:350 [ref. 31242], Smith 2012:24 [ref. 32155] dated 1853, Kottelat 2013:42 [ref. 32989] dated 1853, Fricke et al. 2014:20 [ref. 33932], Ho et al. 2015:159 [ref. 34130], Miesen et al. 2016:81 [ref. 34492], Fricke et al. 2019:51 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Gymnothorax polyuranodon (Bleeker 1854). Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Sri Lanka east to Palau and Fiji, north to Philippines and Taiwan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.