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Ophisurus Lacep├Ęde [B. G. E.] 1800:195 Masc. Muraena serpens Linnaeus 1758. Type by subsequent designation. Two included species; type evidently designated first by Risso 1827 [ref. 3757], not M. ophis as designated by Bleeker 1864:64 [ref. 4860]. •Valid as Ophisurus Lacepède 1800 -- (Blache et al. 1973:249 [ref. 7185], McCosker 1977:81 [ref. 6836], Asano in Masuda et al. 1984:32 [ref. 6441], Bauchot in Whitehead et al. 1986:583 [ref. 13676], McCosker & Castle 1986:184 [ref. 5690], Paxton et al. 1989:120 [ref. 12442], McCosker et al. 1989:299 [ref. 13288], Gomon et al. 1994:202 [ref. 22532], Smith & McCosker 1999:1667 [ref. 24715], McCosker et al. 2006:272 [ref. 29006], Smith & McCosker 2008:167 [ref. 30623], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:18 [ref. 36649], Zhang et al. 2010:356 [ref. 31511], Bañón et al. 2011:157 [ref. 31596], Shinohara et al. 2011:39 [ref. 31715], McCosker & Stewart 2015:254 [ref. 34235]). Current status: Valid as Ophisurus Lacep├Ęde 1800. Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae.