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pheromystax, Lepophidium Robins [C. R.] 1960:84, Figs. 1-2 [Bulletin of Marine Science of the Gulf and Caribbean v. 10 (no. 1); ref. 11942] Off Guiana coast, 7°55'N, 57°25'W, Oregon station 2001, depth 50 fathoms. Holotype: USNM 185737. Paratypes: ANSP 89346-47 (1, 2); FMNH 64499 (5), 64501-02 (1, 1), 64513-14 (5, 6), 64519 (1); MCZ 40422 (3); UF 203990 [ex UMML 3990] (4), 205049 [ex UMML 5049] (4), 205052 [ex UMML 5052] (3); UMMZ 177299 (4); USNM 185738-41 (1 ea.), 185742-43 (6, 1). Additional material: ANSP 89348 (1); FNHM 64515 (1); UF 205050-51 [ex UMML 5050-51] (3, 1). Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:135 [ref. 13621], Ibarra & Stewart 1987:51 [ref. 12367]. •Valid as Lepophidium pheromystax Robins 1960 -- (Arai in Uyeno et al. 1983:225 [ref. 14275], Cervigón 1991:169 [ref. 24472], Cervigón 1992:375 [ref. 23827], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:718 [ref. 23897], Aguilera 1998:47 [ref. 24221], Robins in Nielsen et al. 1999:35 [ref. 24448], Menezes & Figueiredo in Menezes et al. 2003:59 [ref. 27192], Nielsen & Robins 2003:968 [ref. 27008], Nelson et al. 2004:91 [ref. 27807], Dennis et al. 2004:72 [ref. 31601], Garrido-Linares & Acero P. 2006:292, 297 [ref. 28946], Mincarone et al. 2008:52 [ref. 29626], Robins et al. 2012:16 [ref. 32161], Page et al. 2013:94 [ref. 32708]). Current status: Valid as Lepophidium pheromystax Robins 1960. Ophidiidae: Ophidiinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: southwestern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil, also Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands. Habitat: marine.