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argus, Gymnothorax (Limamuraena) Steindachner [F.] 1870:639 [17], Pl. 4 [Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 61 (1. Abth.); ref. 4218] Altata, Sinaloa, west coast of Mexico, eastern Pacific. Holotype (unique): NMW 75551. Type catalog: Böhlke & Smith 2002:94 [ref. 26380]. •Valid as Muraena argus (Steindachner 1870) -- (Allen & Robertson 1994:47 [ref. 22193], McCosker & Rosenblatt in Fischer et al. 1995:1312 [ref. 22830], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:157 [ref. 24023], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:130 [ref. 24555], Thomson et al. 2000:41 [ref. 25640], Böhlke & Smith 2002:94 [ref. 26380], McCosker & Smith 2004:248 [ref. 27620], Nelson et al. 2004:61 [ref. 27807], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:188 [ref. 30957], Smith 2012:30 [ref. 32155], Page et al. 2013:61 [ref. 32708], Fourriére et al. 2016:441 [ref. 34668], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:606 [ref. 34923], Sánchez-Jiménez et al. 2018:6 [ref. 36248]). Current status: Valid as Muraena argus (Steindachner 1870). Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.