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concolor, Uropterygius Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1838:83, Pl. 20 (fig. 4) [Neue Wirbelthiere zu der Fauna von Abyssinien gehörig. Fische des Rothen Meeres; ref. 3844] Massawa, Eritrea, Red Sea. Lectotype: SMF 746. Paralectotypes: SMF 7422 (1). Type catalog: Böhlke & Smith 2002:157-158 [ref. 26380]. Lectotype established by Böhlke 1982:40 [ref. 26388], also by Dor 1984:30 [ref. 29757]. May involve more than one species -- Smith 2012:36 [ref. 32155]. •Valid as Uropterygius concolor Rüppell 1838 -- (Dor 1984:30 [ref. 29757], Hatooka in Masuda et al. 1984:26 [ref. 6441], Castle & McCosker 1986:175 [ref. 5645], Paxton et al. 1989:133 [ref. 12442], Winterbottom et al. 1989:10 [ref. 13251], Goren & Dor 1994:7 [ref. 25356], Quéro & Saldanha 1995:64 [ref. 22017], Randall & Golani 1995:871 [ref. 21744], Myers 1999:51 [ref. 23965], Böhlke et al. 1999:1657 [ref. 24692], Allen 2000:84 [ref. 37268], Nakabo 2000:196 [ref. 25086], Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:585 [ref. 25122], Randall & Earle 2000:7 [ref. 25806], Böhlke & McCosker 2001:73 [ref. 25226], Sakai et al. 2001:85 [ref. 25693], Hutchins 2001:17 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:196 [ref. 26001], Böhlke & Smith 2002:157 [ref. 26380], Allen & Adrim 2003:23 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S94 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:611 [ref. 27495] as Rüppell 1837, Randall et al. 2004:7 [ref. 27624], Allen et al. 2006:258 [ref. 29005], Fricke et al. 2009:18 [ref. 30213], Zhang et al. 2010:230 [ref. 31511], Fricke et al. 2011:351 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:97 [ref. 31980], Smith 2012:36 [ref. 32155], Larson et al. 2013:26 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:21 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:4 [ref. 33988], Fricke et al. 2018:40 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:23 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:52 [ref. 36673], Smith et al. 2019:63 [ref. 37159]). Current status: Valid as Uropterygius concolor Rüppell 1838. Muraenidae: Uropterygiinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Durban (South Africa), Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Mariana Islands and Marquesas Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia. Habitat: brackish, marine.