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Ophidion Linnaeus [C.] 1758:259 Neut. Ophidion barbatum Linnaeus 1758. Type by Linnaean tautonymy (also designated by Gill 1863:210 [ref. 1683]). Misspelled Ophidtum by Berkenhout 1789:66 [ref. 12437]. Ophidium Linnaeus 1766:431 is an unjustified emendation placed on Official Index (Direction 56). Ophidion placed on Official List (Opinion 92). •Valid as Ophidion Linnaeus 1758 -- (Nielsen 1973:553 [ref. 6885], Cohen & Nielsen 1978:16 [ref. 881], Machida in Masuda et al. 1984:99 [ref. 6441], Nielsen in Whitehead et al. 1986:1164 [ref. 13677], Nielsen & Cohen 1986:349 [ref. 5700], Paxton et al. 1989:313 [ref. 12442], Nielsen 1997:74 [ref. 23255], Robins in Nielsen et al. 1999:27, 39 [ref. 24448], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:164 [ref. 24550], Nielsen 1999:1980 [ref. 24753], Nielsen & Robins 2003:967 [ref. 27008], Lea & Robins 2003:1 [ref. 27029], Castellanos-Galindo et al. 2006:206 [ref. 28944], Hoese et al. 2006:564 [ref. 29051], Parin et al. 2014:183 [ref. 33547], Carnevale & Johnson 2015:778 [ref. 34391], Motomura et al. 2017:55 [ref. 35490]). Current status: Valid as Ophidion Linnaeus 1758. Ophidiidae: Ophidiinae.