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Apterichtus Duméril [A. M. C.] 1805:112, 331 Masc. Caecilia branderiana Lacepède 1800 (= Muraena caeca Linnaeus 1758). Type by being a replacement name. Replacement for Caecilia Lacepède 1800, preoccupied. As Aptérichthe Duméril on p. 112, but latinized on p. 331. Spelled Apterichtes and Apterichthys by authors. •Valid as Apterichtus Duméril 1805 -- (Blache et al. 1973:248 [ref. 7185], McCosker 1977:65 [ref. 6836], Bauchot in Whitehead et al. 1986:578 [ref. 13676], McCosker & Castle 1986:177 [ref. 5690], McCosker et al. 1989:317 [ref. 13288], McCosker & Randall 1993:190 [ref. 20826], Machida & Ohta 1994:1 [ref. 21444], Smith & McCosker 1999:1665 [ref. 24715], McCosker 2003:732 [ref. 26993], McCosker et al. 2006:266 [ref. 29006], Fricke et al. 2009:18 [ref. 30213], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:18 [ref. 36649] as Apterichthus, Hibino et al. 2014:[1] [ref. 33212], McCosker & Hibino 2015:50 [ref. 33725], McCosker & Stewart 2015:251 [ref. 34235], Hibino et al. 2016:146 [ref. 34475], Hibino 2018:219 [ref. 36341], Brown et al. 2019:156 [ref. 36444]). Current status: Valid as Apterichtus Duméril 1805. Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae.