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Herpetoichthys Kaup [J. J.] 1856:44 Masc. Herpetoichthys ornatissimus Kaup 1856. Type by subsequent designation. Type designated by Jordan & Evermann 1896:381 [ref. 2443]. Also appeared in Kaup 1856:7 [ref. 2573] and as name only in Kaup in Duméril 1856:199 [ref. 1154]. •Synonym of Ophichthus Thunberg 1789 -- (Kottelat 2013:45 [ref. 32989]). •Synonym of Ophichthus Ahl 1789 -- (Blache et al. 1973:247 [ref. 7185], McCosker 1977:80 [ref. 6836]). •Valid as Herpetoichthys Kaup 1856 -- (McCosker et al. 1989:364 [ref. 13288], Brown et al. 2019:157 [ref. 36444]). Current status: Valid as Herpetoichthys Kaup 1856. Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae.