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chilospilus, Gymnothorax Bleeker [P.] 1864:52 [Nederlandsch Tijdschrift voor de Dierkunde v. 2; ref. 408] East Indian Archipelago [Indonesia]. Lectotype: BMNH 1867.11.28.328. Paralectotypes: RMNH 7491 (4). Type catalog: Böhlke & Smith 2002:101-102 [ref. 26380]. Lectotype selected by Böhlke & Randall 2000:232 [ref. 24493]. •Valid as Gymnothorax chilospilus Bleeker 1864 -- (Hatooka in Masuda et al. 1984:23 [ref. 6441], Paxton et al. 1989:128 [ref. 12442], Winterbottom et al. 1989:8 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:35 [ref. 15987], Francis 1993:157 [ref. 25479], Francis & Randall 1993:128 [ref. 20996], Chen et al. 1994:49 [ref. 22258], Heemstra in Smith & Heemstra 1995:viii [ref. 21953], Randall 1995:55 [ref. 22896], Böhlke 1997:654 [ref. 22972], Randall et al. 1997:35 [ref. 25919], Fricke 1999:44 [ref. 24106], Böhlke et al. 1999:1656 [ref. 24692], Allen 2000:84 [ref. 37268], Böhlke & Randall 2000:231 [ref. 24493], Nakabo 2000:208 [ref. 25086], Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:585 [ref. 25122], Böhlke & McCosker 2001:73 [ref. 25226], Hutchins 2001:16 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:208 [ref. 26001], Böhlke & Smith 2002:102 [ref. 26380], Allen & Adrim 2003:22 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S95 [ref. 27377], Kimura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:10 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:6 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3316 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:103 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:40 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:117 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:249 [ref. 29005], Randall 2007:85 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:15 [ref. 30213], Prokofiev 2010:585 [ref. 31007], Motomura et al. 2010:71 [ref. 31256], Zhang et al. 2010:278 [ref. 31511], Fricke et al. 2011:350 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:82 [ref. 31980], Smith 2012:13 [ref. 32155], Fricke et al. 2014:18 [ref. 33932], Ho et al. 2015:155 [ref. 34130], Fricke et al. 2018:35 [ref. 35805], Arndt & Fricke 2019:23 [ref. 36883], Zajonz et al. 2019:62 [ref. 36871] as cf. chilospilus, Ramos-Castro et al. 2020:83 [ref. 37651]). Current status: Valid as Gymnothorax chilospilus Bleeker 1864. Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Hawaiian Islands and Society Islands, and Rapa, north to Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands and Ogasawara Islands, south to Australia and Norfolk Island. Habitat: marine.