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tigrinus, Ichthyophis Lesson [R. P.] 1828:399 [Mémoires de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle Paris (sér. 2) v. 4; ref. 2775] Bora Bora, Society Islands [French Polynesia, South Pacific]. Lectotype: MNHN B-2454. Paralectotypes: MNHN B-2455 (1). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1993:99 [ref. 20810], Böhlke & Smith 2002:164 [ref. 26380]. Also in Lesson 1831:129, Pl. 12 [ref. 2776]. Lectotype selected by Böhlke & McCosker 1997:174 [ref. 23214]. •Valid as Uropterygius tigrinus (Lesson 1828) -- (Castle & McCosker 1986:175 [ref. 5645], Chen et al. 1994:63 [ref. 22258], Yamakawa et al. 1994:2 [ref. 24336], Quéro & Saldanha 1995:65 [ref. 22017], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:228 [ref. 24545], Zhang et al. 2010:229 [ref. 31511] as Uropterygius tigrina). •Valid but possibly as Scuticaria tigrinus (Lesson 1828) -- (Böhlke et al. 1989:126 [ref. 13286]). •Valid as Scuticaria tigrina (Lesson 1828) -- (McCosker & Rosenblatt in Fischer et al. 1995:1313 [ref. 22830], Randall 1995:58 [ref. 22896], Böhlke & McCosker 1997:173 [ref. 23214], Myers 1999:51 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:56 [ref. 24106], Böhlke et al. 1999:1657 [ref. 24692], Böhlke & Randall 2000:265 [ref. 24493], Nakabo 2000:198 [ref. 25086], Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:585 [ref. 25122], Thomson et al. 2000:46 [ref. 25640], Randall & Earle 2000:7 [ref. 25806], Nakabo 2002:198 [ref. 26001], Böhlke & Smith 2002:164 [ref. 26380], Allen & Adrim 2003:23 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S94 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:611 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:7 [ref. 27624], Nelson et al. 2004:61 [ref. 27807], Love et al. 2005:18 [ref. 37547], Mundy 2005:126 [ref. 28379] as tigrinus, Randall 2005:51 [ref. 28239], Randall 2007:96 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:17 [ref. 30213], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:188 [ref. 30957], Motomura et al. 2010:73 [ref. 31256], Fricke et al. 2011:351 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:96 [ref. 31980], Smith 2012:35 [ref. 32155], Page et al. 2013:61 [ref. 32708], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:4 [ref. 33988] dated 1829, Ho et al. 2015:162 [ref. 34130], Fourriére et al. 2016:441 [ref. 34668], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:606 [ref. 34923], Fricke et al. 2018:40 [ref. 35805], Smith et al. 2019:63 [ref. 37159], Ramos-Castro et al. 2020:83 [ref. 37651], Dale et al. 2021:316 [ref. 38298]). Current status: Valid as Scuticaria tigrina (Lesson 1828). Muraenidae: Uropterygiinae. Distribution: Red Sea; Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Natal (South Africa), Seychelles, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Hawaiian Islands, north to Taiwan and Kerama Islands (Japan), south to New Caledonia; eastern Pacific: southern tip of Baja California Sur (Mexico) south to Colombia, including Revillagigedo Islands (Mexico), Gulf of California (Mexico) and Galápagos Islands (Ecuador). Habitat: marine.