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melatremus, Gymnothorax Schultz [L. P.] in Schultz et al. 1953:120, Figs. 23d, 25 [Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 202, v. 1; ref. 3975] Ocean reef at Boby Island, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, western Pacific. Holotype (unique): USNM 141610. Type catalog: Smith 1994:18 [ref. 21917], Böhlke & Smith 2002:126 [ref. 26380]. •Valid as Gymnothorax melatremus Schultz 1953 -- (Castle & McCosker 1986:171 [ref. 5645], Paxton et al. 1989:130 [ref. 12442], Winterbottom et al. 1989:9 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:39 [ref. 15987], Chen et al. 1994:51 [ref. 22258], Allen 1997:54 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:39 [ref. 25919], Hatooka et al. 1998:2 [ref. 24389], Myers 1999:48 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:50 [ref. 24106], Böhlke & Randall 1999:553 [ref. 24552], Böhlke et al. 1999:1656 [ref. 24692], Randall 1999:7 [ref. 25829], Allen 2000:84 [ref. 37268], Böhlke & Randall 2000:242 [ref. 24493], Nakabo 2000:202 [ref. 25086], Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:585 [ref. 25122], Randall & Earle 2000:7 [ref. 25806], Böhlke & McCosker 2001:73 [ref. 25226], Hutchins 2001:17 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:202 [ref. 26001], Böhlke & Smith 2002:126 [ref. 26380], Allen & Adrim 2003:23 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:611 [ref. 27495], Hatooka 2003:7 [ref. 27558], Randall et al. 2004:7 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:43 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:120 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:252 [ref. 29005], Randall 2007:89 [ref. 30952], Imamura 2009:19 [ref. 30434], Motomura et al. 2010:72 [ref. 31256], Zhang et al. 2010:258 [ref. 31511], Fricke et al. 2011:350 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:87 [ref. 31980], Smith 2012:19 [ref. 32155], Larson et al. 2013:25 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:19 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:4 [ref. 33988], Ho et al. 2015:158 [ref. 34130], Fricke et al. 2018:38 [ref. 35805], Arndt & Fricke 2019:23 [ref. 36883], Eudeline 2022:140 [ref. 39191], Smith & Böhlke 2022:57 [ref. 39681], Allen & Erdmann 2024:97 [ref. 40796]). Current status: Valid as Gymnothorax melatremus Schultz 1953. Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Aliwal Shoal (South Africa), East Africa, Seychelles, Comoros, Mayotte (France), Madagascar and Mauritius (Mascarenes) east to Hawaiian Islands (U.S.A.) and Pitcairn Group, north to southern Japan, south to northern Western Australia, Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.


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