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preclara, Gorgasia Böhlke [J. E.] & Randall [J. E.] 1981:379, Figs. 1E, 4C, 5 lower left, 8 [Bulletin of Marine Science v. 31 (no. 2); ref. 8631] Sumilon Island, east of southern end of Cebu Island, Philippines, depth 24-29 meters. Holotype: BPBM 21012. Paratypes: ANSP 142710 (1, c&s), 142711-14 (4), 142732 (1); BPBM 21013 (1), 21015 (2), 22135 (4), 22597 (1); CAS 45890 (1); MNHN 1980-1191 (1); USNM 221381 (1). Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:65 [ref. 13621], Bauchot et al. 1993:115 [ref. 20810], Smith 1994:8 [ref. 21917]. •Valid as Heteroconger preclara (Böhlke & Randall 1981) -- (Allen 1997:58 [ref. 23977]). •Valid as Gorgasia preclara Böhlke & Randall 1981 -- (Robison & Lancraft 1984:405 [ref. 6812], Smith 1994:8 [ref. 21917], Randall et al. 1997:494 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:58 [ref. 23965], Castle & Randall 1999:44 [ref. 24042], Smith 1999:1686 [ref. 24661], Nakabo 2000:234 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:234 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:24 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:612 [ref. 27495], Randall 2005:28 [ref. 28239], Hoese & Gates 2006:295 [ref. 28997], Allen & Erdmann 2010:136 [ref. 30467], Allen & Erdmann 2012:115 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:23 [ref. 33932], Smith et al. 2015:305 [ref. 34209], Golani & Fricke 2018:25 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Gorgasia preclara Böhlke & Randall 1981. Congridae: Heterocongrinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: Maldives east to Guam and Fiji, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland (Australia). Habitat: marine.