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enigmaticus, Gymnothorax McCosker [J. E.] & Randall [J. E.] 1982:18, Figs. 1, 4 [Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4) v. 43 (no. 2); ref. 8445] Off Ngatchab Beach, Angaur Island, Palau Islands, Western Caroline Islands, western Pacific. Holotype: CAS 48815. Paratypes: BPBM 7715 (2), 8184 (1), 9491 (1), 12354 (1), 22339 (2), 22827 (1), 22809 (2); CAS 42377 (1), 48816-26 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 3, 2, 8, 2, 1, 1). Type catalog: Böhlke & Smith 2002:108 [ref. 26380] with holotype as 4881. •Valid as Gymnothorax enigmaticus McCosker & Randall 1982 -- (Hatooka in Masuda et al. 1984:23 [ref. 6441], Castle & McCosker 1986:169 [ref. 5645], Winterbottom et al. 1989:8 [ref. 13251], Quéro & Saldanha 1995:66 [ref. 22017], Allen 1997:54 [ref. 23977], Myers 1999:46 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:45 [ref. 24106], Böhlke et al. 1999:1656 [ref. 24692], Nakabo 2000:205 [ref. 25086], Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:585 [ref. 25122], Böhlke & McCosker 2001:73 [ref. 25226], Nakabo 2002:205 [ref. 26001], Böhlke & Smith 2002:108 [ref. 26380], Allen & Adrim 2003:23 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S95 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:611 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:68 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:6 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:40 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:249 [ref. 29005], Randall 2007:92 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:15 [ref. 30213], Motomura et al. 2010:71 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:83 [ref. 31980], Smith 2012:14 [ref. 32155], Fricke et al. 2014:18 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2018:35 [ref. 35805], Ho et al. 2018:12 [ref. 36050], Arndt & Fricke 2019:23 [ref. 36883]). Current status: Valid as Gymnothorax enigmaticus McCosker & Randall 1982. Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Gulf of Aden, East Africa, South Africa, Aldabra, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Tuamotu Archipelago, north to Taiwan and southern Japan, south to Australia and Samoa. Habitat: marine.