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microstictus, Gymnothorax Böhlke [E. B.] 2000:413, Figs. 2H, 3F, 9 [Pacific Science v. 54 (no. 4); ref. 24954] North side of western entrance, Hermit Island, Papua New Guinea. Holotype: USNM 357424. Paratypes: ANSP 141362 (2), 141368 (3), 141379 (1), 141413 (2), 141420-21 (1, 1), 144452 (1), 144454-55 (1, 2), 144775 (2), 144776-78 (4, 2, 17), 164934-35 (1, 9), 177773 (1); BPBM 34165 (1); ROM 53466 (3); USNM 357425-29 (2, 5, 2, 2, 4). Type catalog: Böhlke & Smith 2002:127 [ref. 26380]. •Valid as Gymnothorax microstictus Böhlke 2000 -- (Böhlke & Smith 2002:127 [ref. 26380], Allen & Adrim 2003:23 [ref. 26830], Allen et al. 2006:252 [ref. 29005], Allen & Erdmann 2012:88 [ref. 31980], Smith 2012:20 [ref. 32155], Fricke et al. 2014:19 [ref. 33932], Ray et al. 2015:143 [ref. 33981], Mohapatra et al. 2018:128 [ref. 35948]). Current status: Valid as Gymnothorax microstictus Böhlke 2000. Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Habitat: marine.