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Scolecenchelys Ogilby [J. D.] 1897:246 Fem. Muraenichthys australis Macleay 1881. Type by original designation (also monotypic). Spelled Scolenchelys in Zoological Record for 1897 and by Jordan 1920:477 [ref. 4905]. •Synonym of Muraenichthys Bleeker 1853 -- (McCosker 1970:509 [ref. 2931], McCosker 1977:58 [ref. 6836]). •Valid as Scolecenchelys Ogilby 1897 -- (Castle & McCosker 1999:116 [ref. 24075], McCosker 2006:17[ref. 28592], McCosker et al. 2006:274 [ref. 29006], Smith & McCosker 2008:168 [ref. 30623], Imamura 2009:21 [ref. 30434], Fricke et al. 2009:19 [ref. 30213], Hoshino et al. 2011:184 [ref. 31273], McCosker et al. 2012:2 [ref. 31982], McCosker et al. 2012:1192 [ref. 32371], Hibino et al. 2013:43 [ref. 32418], Hibino & Kimura 2015:4 [ref. 33951], McCosker & Stewart 2015:256 [ref. 34235], Fricke et al. 2018:46 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:28 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:53 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Scolecenchelys Ogilby 1897. Ophichthidae: Myrophinae.