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ocellatus, Gymnothorax Agassiz [L.] in Spix & Agassiz 1831:91, Pl. 50b. [Selecta genera et species piscium quos in itinere per Brasiliam; ref. 13] Major river mouths of equatorial Brazil. Syntypes: MHNN 1193 (1). Type catalog: Kottelat 1984:146 [ref. 21784]. •Valid as Gymnothorax ocellatus Agassiz 1831 -- (Uyeno & Sasaki in Uyeno et al. 1983:103 [ref. 14275], Böhlke et al. 1989:174 [ref. 13286], Smith 1989:907 [ref. 13285], Cervigón 1991:41 [ref. 24472], Cervigón 1992:367 [ref. 23827], Andreata & Séret 1996:581 [ref. 16204], Aguilera 1998:46 [ref. 24221], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:104 [ref. 24550], Böhlke & Smith 2003:712 [ref. 26990], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:33 [ref. 27192], Nelson et al. 2004:61 [ref. 27807], Smith 2012:22 [ref. 32155], Page et al. 2013:61 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:24 [ref. 33341], Pinheiro et al. 2015:6 [ref. 34324], Nión et al. 2016:25 [ref. 35565], Spier et al. 2018:6 [ref. 36103], Ribeiro et al. 2019:4 [ref. 36717]). Current status: Valid as Gymnothorax ocellatus Agassiz 1831. Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Florida (U.S.A.) south to Mar del Plata (Argentina), including Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and Vitoria-Trinidade seamount chain off Brazil. Habitat: marine.