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quaesita, Rhinomuraena Garman [S.] 1888:114 [1], Fig. [Bulletin of the Essex Institute v. 20; ref. 1534] Ebon Island, Marshall Islands, western Pacific. Holotype (unique): MCZ 9170. On p. 1 of separate. •Valid as Rhinomuraena quaesita Garman 1888 -- (Hatooka in Masuda et al. 1984:25 [ref. 6441], Paxton et al. 1989:132 [ref. 12442], Randall et al. 1990:41 [ref. 15987], Chen et al. 1994:53 [ref. 22258], Heemstra in Smith & Heemstra 1995:viii [ref. 21953], Allen 1997:54 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:28 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:41 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:50 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:55 [ref. 24106], Böhlke et al. 1999:1657 [ref. 24692], Nakabo 2000:199 [ref. 25086], Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:585 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:115 [ref. 25191], Allen 2000:95 [ref. 25868], Allen 2000:84 [ref. 37268], Böhlke & McCosker 2001:73 [ref. 25226], Hutchins 2001:17 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:199 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:23 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:611 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:7 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:49 [ref. 28239], Smith & Böhlke 2006:36 [ref. 28678], Allen et al. 2006:257 [ref. 29005], Imamura 2009:21 [ref. 30434], Fricke et al. 2009:17 [ref. 30213], Motomura et al. 2010:73 [ref. 31256], Zhang et al. 2010:236 [ref. 31511], Fricke et al. 2011:351 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:96 [ref. 31980], Smith 2012:33 [ref. 32155], Fricke et al. 2014:21 [ref. 33932], Ho et al. 2015:162 [ref. 34130], Koeda et al. 2016:9 [ref. 35333], Fricke et al. 2018:40 [ref. 35805], Ramos-Castro et al. 2021:520 [ref. 38842]). Current status: Valid as Rhinomuraena quaesita Garman 1888. Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Mariana Islands and Tuamotu Archipelago, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia, Queensland (Australia) to 23°30'S and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.