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nigricans, Muraena Bonnaterre [J. P.] (ex Gronow) 1788:34 [Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique des trois règnes de la nature... Ichthyologie; ref. 4940] Central America, Caribbean Sea. No types known. Based on 'Muraena unicolor: maxillis elongatis teretiusculis ...' of Gronow 1763:39 [ref. 1910]. •Valid as Enchelycore nigricans (Bonnaterre 1788) -- (Robins & Ray 1986:55 [ref. 23100], Böhlke et al. 1989:142 [ref. 13286], Smith & Böhlke 1990:139 [ref. 19379], Cervigón 1991:34 [ref. 24472], Cervigón 1992:367 [ref. 23827], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:233 [ref. 23897], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:133 [ref. 25013], Afonso et al. 1999:69 [ref. 25466], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:148 [ref. 27754], Gasparini & Floeter 2001:1643 [ref. 25634], Collette et al. 2003:98 [ref. 26784], Feitoza et al. 2003:68 [ref. 26943], Böhlke & Smith 2003:707 [ref. 26990], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:33 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:8 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:60 [ref. 27807], Prokofiev 2005:704 [ref. 28366], Vaske et al. 2005:78 [ref. 36155], Smith et al. 2008:67 [ref. 29432] with author as Kaup, Wirtz et al. 2007:25 [ref. 30263], Smith 2012:8 [ref. 32155], Page et al. 2013:60 [ref. 32708], Wirtz et al. 2013:117 [ref. 32972], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:23 [ref. 33341], Wirtz et al. 2014:3 [ref. 33516], Pinheiro et al. 2015:5 [ref. 34324], Smith & Brito 2016:1625 [ref. 34557]). Current status: Valid as Enchelycore nigricans (Bonnaterre 1788). Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Western, central and eastern Atlantic. Habitat: marine.