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Gymnothorax prolatus (non Sasaki
Misapplied name for Gymnothorax prolatus Sasaki & Amaoka, 1991

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Misapplied name
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misapplied name, original combination
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  Comment :   
Considered as a junior synonym of S. sathete by Chen et al. (1994) (Ref. 6934).
  Etymology of generic noun :   
Greek, gymnos = naked + Greek, thorax, -akos = breast (Ref. 45335).
  Etymology of specific epithet :   
From the Latin prolatus meaning 'extended ' or 'elongated', in reference to its slender body (Ref. 10326).
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