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Nerophis Rafinesque [C. S.] 1810:37, 57 Masc. Syngnathus ophidion Linnaeus 1758. Type by subsequent designation. Type sometimes given (e.g., as by Wheeler 1973:277) as Nerophis maculatus Rafinesque 1810; Rafinesque included both maculatus (on p. 37) and ophidion (on p. 57). Earliest designation found that of Jordan & Evermann 1896:774 [ref. 2443]. •Valid as Nerophis Rafinesque 1810 -- (Wheeler 1973:277 [ref. 7190], Dawson in Whitehead et al. 1986:632 [ref. 13676], Savvaitova 1998:113 [ref. 23594], Bogutskaya & Naseka 2004:183 [ref. 28183], Kottelat & Freyhof 2007:500 [ref. 29996], Kuiter 2009:242 [ref. 30404], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:37 [ref. 36649], Parin et al. 2014:208 [ref. 33547], Lourie 2016:140 [ref. 34505], Hamilton et al. 2016:Supplement 4 [ref. 35615]). Current status: Valid as Nerophis Rafinesque 1810. Syngnathidae: Nerophinae.