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saxicola, Gymnothorax ocellatus var. Jordan [D. S.] & Davis [B. M.] 1891:606 [United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries, Report of the Commissioner v. 16 (for 1888) (art. 9); ref. 2437] Cedar Keys, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, U.S.A. Lectotype: USNM 34280. Paralectotypes: CAS-SU 1658 (1); USNM 5997 (3), 30779 (1), 32802 (1), 152255 [ex USNM 34280] (2). Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:47 [ref. 12291], Smith 1994:18-19 [ref. 21917]. See Böhlke et al. 1989:167 [ref. 13286] and Smith 1994:19 [ref. 21917] for nomenclatural discussion of types. Lectotype selected by Smith 1994:19 [ref. 21917]. •Valid as Gymnothorax saxicola Jordan & Davis 1891 -- (Robins & Ray 1986:53 [ref. 23100], Böhlke et al. 1989:167 [ref. 13286], Smith 1989:907 [ref. 13285], Boschung 1992:33 [ref. 23239], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:239 [ref. 23897], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:136 [ref. 25013], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:148 [ref. 27754], Böhlke & Smith 2003:717 [ref. 26990], Nelson et al. 2004:61 [ref. 27807], Smith 2012:27 [ref. 32155], Page et al. 2013:61 [ref. 32708]). Current status: Valid as Gymnothorax saxicola Jordan & Davis 1891. Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: marine.