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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], Smith & Böhlke 2022:74 [ref. 39681]). Current status: Valid as Uropterygius concolor Rüppell 1838. Muraenidae: Uropterygiinae. Distribution: Red Sea; Indo-West Pacific: KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), East Africa, Madagascar and western Mascarenes (La Réunion, Mauritius) east to Mariana Islands and Marquesas Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia. Habitat: brackish, marine.


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