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polyspila, Gymnomuraena Regan [C. T.] 1909:438 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 8) v. 4 (no. 23); ref. 14420] Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, South Pacific. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1909.12.14.23. Additional material: BMNH (1) Zanzibar. Type catalog: Böhlke & Smith 2002:163 [ref. 26380]. •Valid as Uropterygius polyspilus (Regan 1909) -- (Dor 1984:30 [ref. 29757], Winterbottom et al. 1989:11 [ref. 13251], Goren & Dor 1994:7 [ref. 25356], Randall & Golani 1995:876 [ref. 21744], Randall 1995:58 [ref. 22896], Myers 1999:52 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:60 [ref. 24106], Böhlke et al. 1999:1657 [ref. 24692], Böhlke & Randall 2000:270 [ref. 24493], Böhlke & Smith 2002:163 [ref. 26380], Randall 2005:53 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:127 [ref. 28379], Randall 2007:98 [ref. 30952], Allen & Erdmann 2012:100 [ref. 31980], Smith 2012:38 [ref. 32155] as polyspina, Golani & Fricke 2018:24 [ref. 36273], Smith et al. 2019:71 [ref. 37159]). Current status: Valid as Uropterygius polyspilus (Regan 1909). Muraenidae: Uropterygiinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Aldabra and Mauritius (Mascarenes) east to Hawaiian Islands, Line Islands and Society Islands, north to Philippines, south to Vanuatu. Habitat: marine.