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cantonensis, Uropterygius Schultz [L. P.] 1943:27, Pl. 4; Fig. 3a [Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 180; ref. 3957] Lagoon of Canton Island, Phoenix Islands, southern central Pacific. Holotype: USNM 115904. Paratypes: MCZ 37260 [ex USNM 115905] (2); USNM 115905 (10, now 8), 115906-07 (1, 1). Type catalog: Smith 1994:24 [ref. 21917], Böhlke & Smith 2002:157 [ref. 26380]. •Valid as Anarchias cantonensis (Schultz 1943) -- (Böhlke et al. 1989:117 [ref. 13286], Randall et al. 1990:34 [ref. 15987], Myers 1999:51 [ref. 23965], Böhlke et al. 1999:1656 [ref. 24692], Böhlke & McCosker 2001:73 [ref. 25226], Böhlke & Smith 2002:157 [ref. 26380], Lobel & Lobel 2004:68 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:6 [ref. 27624], Mundy 2005:112 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:244 [ref. 29005], Reece et al. 2010:423 [ref. 30969], Zhang et al. 2010:226 [ref. 31511], Smith 2012:34 [ref. 32155], Ho et al. 2015:152 [ref. 34130]). Current status: Valid as Anarchias cantonensis (Schultz 1943). Muraenidae: Uropterygiinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: central Indian Ocean east to the Phoenix and Line Islands in the central Pacific, north to China and Taiwan, south to Tonga. Habitat: marine.