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kontodontos, Gymnothorax Böhlke [E. B.] 2000:411, Figs. 2G, 3E, 8 [Pacific Science v. 54 (no. 4); ref. 24954] Outside reef 300 yards northwest of entrance to English Harbor, Tabuaeran [= Fanning Island], Line Islands, central Pacific, depth 6 meters. Holotype: ANSP 177771. Paratypes: BPBM 9392 (2), 31780 (1), 33391 (1), 37448 (1); ROM 38924 (1), 57311 (1); USNM 357423 (1). Type catalog: Böhlke & Smith 2002:119 [ref. 26380]. •Valid as Gymnothorax kontodontos Böhlke 2000 -- (Böhlke & Smith 2002:119 [ref. 26380], Mundy 2005:120 [ref. 28379], Randall 2007:75 [ref. 30952], Allen & Erdmann 2012:87 [ref. 31980], Smith 2012:18 [ref. 32155], Fricke et al. 2014:19 [ref. 33932], Ray et al. 2015:143 [ref. 33981], Mohapatra et al. 2018:126 [ref. 35948]). Current status: Valid as Gymnothorax kontodontos Böhlke 2000. Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Comores and Chagos Archipelago east to Line Islands and Johnston Atoll. Habitat: marine.