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griffini, Gymnothorax Whitley [G. P.] & Phillipps [W. J.] 1939:229 [Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand v. 69 (no. 2); ref. 4737] White Island, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Holotype (unique): AIM AK99608 [ex AIM PS 29.1]. Type catalog: Böhlke & Smith 2002:114 [ref. 26380] but type not seen. New name for Gymnothorax meleagris of Griffin 1927:138, Pl. 10 (fig. 2) [ref. 15788]. •Valid as Gymnothorax griffini Whitley & Phillipps 1939 -- (Paulin et al. 1989:69 [ref. 24556], Francis 1993:157 [ref. 25479]). •Synonym of Gymnothorax obesus (Whitley 1932) -- (Gomon et al. 1994:207 [ref. 22532], Böhlke & McCosker 2001:91 [ref. 25226], Böhlke & Smith 2002:114 [ref. 26380], Böhlke & Smith 2002:114 [ref. 26380] with some question). •Synonym of Gymnothorax porphyreus (Guichenot 1848) -- (McCosker & Stewart 2006:93 [ref. 28702], Smith 2012:24 [ref. 32155]). Current status: Synonym of Gymnothorax porphyreus (Guichenot 1848). Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Habitat: marine.


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