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fuscomaculata, Rabula Schultz [L. P.] in Schultz et al. 1953:147, Fig. 30 [Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 202, v. 1; ref. 3975] Lagoon reef at Latoback, Island, Rongerik Atoll, Marshall Islands, western Pacific. Holotype: USNM 141639. Paratypes: FMNH 62585-66 [ex USNM] (1, 1); USNM 141638 (16), 141640-43 (9, 1, 3, 2), 141645-46 (1, 1), 141648-53 (2, 18, 9, 2, 5, 6). Type catalog: Ibarra & Stewart 1987:74 [ref. 12367], Smith 1994:23-24 [ref. 21917], Böhlke & Smith 2002:112 [ref. 26380]. •Valid as Gymnothorax fuscomaculata (Schultz 1953) -- (Paxton et al. 1989:129 [ref. 12442]). •Valid as Gymnothorax fuscomaculatus (Schultz 1953) -- (Castle & McCosker 1986:170 [ref. 5645], Winterbottom et al. 1989:8 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:37 [ref. 15987], Randall et al. 1997:37 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:48 [ref. 23965], Böhlke & Randall 1999:553 [ref. 24552], Böhlke et al. 1999:1656 [ref. 24692], Randall 1999:6 [ref. 25829], Allen 2000:84 [ref. 37268], Böhlke & Randall 2000:237 [ref. 24493], Böhlke & McCosker 2001:73 [ref. 25226], Hutchins 2001:16 [ref. 25847], Böhlke & Smith 2002:112 [ref. 26380], Allen & Adrim 2003:23 [ref. 26830], Randall et al. 2004:7 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3316 [ref. 27945], Randall 2005:41 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:119 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:250 [ref. 29005], Randall 2007:87 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2011:350 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:85 [ref. 31980], Smith 2012:16 [ref. 32155], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:4 [ref. 33988], Ho et al. 2015:156 [ref. 34130], Smith & Böhlke 2022:52 [ref. 39681], Allen & Erdmann 2024:94 [ref. 40796]). Current status: Valid as Gymnothorax fuscomaculatus (Schultz 1953). Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), East Africa, Seychelles and Comoros east to Hawaiian Islands (U.S.A.) and Pitcairn Group, north to Philippines and Mariana Islands, south to Western Australia, Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.


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