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philippinus, Gymnothorax Jordan [D. S.] & Seale [A.] 1907:7, Fig. 2 [Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries v. 26 (Doc. 606) (for 1906); ref. 2498] Cavite, Luzon Island, Philippines. Holotype (unique): CAS-SU 9215. Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:47 [ref. 12291], Böhlke & Smith 2002:137 [ref. 26380]. See Böhlke et al. 1999:1657 [ref. 24692] for remarks. •Valid as Gymnothorax philippinus Jordan & Seale 1907 -- (Hatooka in Masuda et al. 1984:24 [ref. 6441], Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:585 [ref. 25122], Böhlke & Smith 2002:137 [ref. 26380] with some doubt, Allen & Erdmann 2012:90 [ref. 31980], Smith 2012:23 [ref. 32155]). Current status: Valid as Gymnothorax philippinus Jordan & Seale 1907. Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Philippines, Okinawa and Ryukyu Islands. Habitat: marine.