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minor, Muraena Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1846:269, Pl. 115 (fig. 2) [Fauna Japonica Parts 10-14; ref. 4374] Japan. Lectotype: RMNH 3771a. Paralectotypes: RMNH D2025 (1, stuffed), D2026 (1), 3771b (1). Type catalog: Böhlke & Smith 2002:128 [ref. 26380]. Lectotype selected by Boeseman 1947:192 [ref. 12876]. See Smith 2012:20-21 [ref. 32155] for comments on antitropical distribution. •Valid as Gymnothorax minor (Temminck & Schlegel 1846) -- (Smith & Böhlke 1997:177 [ref. 23215], Nakabo 2000:205 [ref. 25086], Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:585 [ref. 25122], Böhlke & McCosker 2001:73 [ref. 25226], Nakabo 2002:205 [ref. 26001], Böhlke & Smith 2002:128 [ref. 26380], Shinohara et al. 2005:399 [ref. 28370], Allen et al. 2006:252 [ref. 29005], Prokofiev 2010:585 [ref. 31007], Smith 2012:20 [ref. 32155], Yoshida et al. 2013:20 [ref. 34464], Ho et al. 2015:158 [ref. 34130], Hibino in Kimura et al. 2018:18 [ref. 36460], Li et al. 2018:149 [ref. 35913], Psomadakis et al. 2020:274 [ref. 37272], Ramos-Castro et al. 2020:83 [ref. 37651], Sonoyama et al. 2020:16 [ref. 37637]). Current status: Valid as Gymnothorax minor (Temminck & Schlegel 1846). Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Northwestern Pacific: China and Taiwan to southern Japan; southeastern Indian Ocean and southwestern Pacific: Port Hedland (Western Australia), Gulf of Carpentaria (Queensland) and northern New South Wales (Australia). Habitat: marine.