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prolatus, Gymnothorax Sasaki [K.] & Amaoka [K.] 1991:7, Figs. 1-3 [Japanese Journal of Ichthyology v. 38 (no. 1); ref. 19081] Suao fish market, northeastern Taiwan. Holotype (unique): HUMZ 107775. Type catalog: Böhlke & Smith 2002:141 [ref. 26380], Ho & Shao 2011:22 [ref. 31432]. •Synonym of Strophidon sathete (Hamilton 1822) -- (Zhang et al. 2010:240 [ref. 31511]). •Valid as Gymnothorax prolatus Sasaki & Amaoka 1991 -- (Böhlke 1997:99 [ref. 23177], Böhlke & Smith 2002:141 [ref. 26380], Heemstra 2004:5 [ref. 27849], Ho & Shao 2011:22 [ref. 31432], Loh et al. 2011:45 [ref. 31690], Smith 2012:25 [ref. 32155], Psomadakis et al. 2015:146 [ref. 34104], Loh et al. 2015:39 [ref. 34118], Ho et al. 2015:7 [ref. 34116], Ho et al. 2015:160 [ref. 34130], Mohapatra et al. 2016:595 [ref. 34667], Mohapatra et al. 2017:285 [ref. 35504], Smith et al. 2018:33 [ref. 36035]). Current status: Valid as Gymnothorax prolatus Sasaki & Amaoka 1991. Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific. Habitat: marine.