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flava, Congermuraena Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1896:138, Pl. 42 (fig. 159) [Special Bulletin U. S. National Museum No. 2; ref. 1848] Gulf Stream off U.S.A., 10°37'40"N to 10°37'00"N, 61°42'40"W to 61°44'22"W, Albatross station 2121 and 2122, depth 31-34 fathoms. Lectotype: USNM 44612. Paralectotypes: MCZ 28080 (1), 37165 (1, missing); USNM 44617 (1), 152573 [ex USNM 44612] (1). Type catalog: Smith 1994:6 [ref. 21917]. Lectotype established as figured specimen in caption to Pl. 58, p. 3244 in Jordan & Evermann 1900 [ref. 2446]; same specimen also selected by Ginsburg 1951:445 [ref. 1804]. •Valid as Hildebrandia flava (Goode & Bean 1896) -- (Uyeno & Sasaki in Uyeno et al. 1983:112 [ref. 14275], Robins & Ray 1986:58 [ref. 23100], Cervigón 1991:70 [ref. 24472], Cervigón 1992:303 [ref. 23827], Aguilera 1998:46 [ref. 24221]). •Valid as Rhynchoconger flavus (Goode & Bean 1896) -- (Smith 1989:529 [ref. 13285], Smith 1989:747 [ref. 13285], Boschung 1992:38 [ref. 23239], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:308 [ref. 23897], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:150 [ref. 27754], Menezes et al. in Menezes et al. 2003:37 [ref. 27192], Smith 2003:750 [ref. 26989], Nelson et al. 2004:65 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:65 [ref. 32708]). Current status: Valid as Rhynchoconger flavus (Goode & Bean 1896). Congridae: Congrinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: marine.