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megastoma, Congromuraena Günther [A.] 1877:445 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 4) v. 20 (no. 119) (art. 56); ref. 2009] Off Inoshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, Inland Sea. Syntypes: BMNH 1879.5.14.439 (3), NMI block reg. no. 114.1899 (1). Type catalog: Wheeler & O'Riordan 1969:94 [ref. 20752]. Also described as new in Günther 1880:73 [ref. 2011]. Specific name is an indeclinable noun. •Valid as Congriscus megastoma (Günther 1877) (often seen as megastomus) -- (Ida in Okamura et al. 1982:61, 318 [ref. 8256], Asano in Masuda et al. 1984:28 [ref. 6441], Machida in Okamura & Kitajima 1984:91, 318 [ref. 8057], Nakabo 2000:228 [ref. 25086], Shinohara et al. 2001:294 [ref. 25995], Nakabo 2002:228 [ref. 26001], Shinohara et al. 2005:401 [ref. 28370], Zhang et al. 2010:197 [ref. 31511], Shinohara et al. 2014:237 [ref. 33330], Kurogi et al. 2015:[1] [ref. 34038], Ho et al. 2015:147 [ref. 34130], Chow et al. 2016:2209 [ref. 34808]). Current status: Valid as Congriscus megastoma (Günther 1877). Congridae: Congrinae. Distribution: North Pacific: China, Japan and Taiwan; southern British Columbia (Canada) south to Pacific coast of central Baja California (Mexico), including Guadalupe Island (Mexico). Habitat: marine.