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albomaculatus, Gymnothorax Bliss [R.] 1883:57 [Transactions of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences of Mauritius (N. S.) v. 13; ref. 16966] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): MCZ 5946. Type catalog: Böhlke & Smith 2002:91-92 [ref. 26380] Species originally as albo maculatus. •In the synonymy of Gymnothorax johnsoni (Smith 1962) but an older name needing action by the ICZN -- (Fricke 1999:49 [ref. 24106]). •Synonym of Gymnothorax elegans Bliss 1883 -- (Böhlke & Randall 2000:233 [ref. 24493], Böhlke & Smith 2002:92 [ref. 26380], Smith 2012:14 [ref. 32155]). Current status: Synonym of Gymnothorax elegans Bliss 1883. Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Habitat: marine.