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ocellatus, Anarrhichthys Ayres [W. O.] 1855:[2] col. 5 [The Pacific [newspaper] v. 4 (nos 7-22); ref. 13428] San Francisco Bay, California, U.S.A. Syntypes: (2) probably lost in 1906 fire. Appeared first as above on 2 Mar.; then in Ayres 1855:31-32 [ref. 159] with additional details. •Valid as Anarrhichthys ocellatus Ayres 1855 -- (Barsukov 1959:107 [ref. 23136] with genus as Anarhichthys, Eschmeyer & Herald 1983:257 [ref. 9277], Matarese et al. 1989:526 [ref. 26885], McAllister 1990:166 [ref. 14674], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:782 [ref. 25968], Mecklenburg 2003:3 [ref. 27300], Nelson et al. 2004:160 [ref. 27807], Mecklenburg et al. 2011:129 [ref. 31212], Pietsch & Orr 2015:64 [ref. 34694], Kells et al. 2016:290 [ref. 35888], Burton & Lea 2019:87 [ref. 37205]). Current status: Valid as Anarrhichthys ocellatus Ayres 1855. Anarhichadidae. Distribution: Arctic (once); northeastern Pacific: southeastern Bering Sea and eastern Aleutian Islands south to northern Baja California (Mexico). Habitat: marine.