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tristis, Muraena Kaup [J. J.] 1856:62 [Catalogue of the apodal fish in the collection of the British Museum; ref. 2573] Niger River. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1847.4.4.31. Appeared first without description in Kaup 1856:58 [ref. 2572]. •Synonym of Gymnothorax afer Bloch 1795 -- (Smith & Böhlke 1990:141 [ref. 19379], Smith 2012:11 [ref. 32155]). Current status: Synonym of Gymnothorax afer Bloch 1795. Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Habitat: brackish, marine.