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xorae, Muraenichthys Smith [J. L. B.] 1958:126, Fig. 1 [South African Journal of Science v. 54 (no. 5); ref. 12116] Xora River mouth, 32°50'S, 29°E, Transkei, South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 302. •Valid as Muraenichthys xorae Smith 1958 -- (McCosker 1970:509 [ref. 2931], McCosker 1977:59 [ref. 6836], McCosker & Castle 1986:181 [ref. 5690], Quéro & Saldanha 1995:74 [ref. 22017], Fricke 1999:64 [ref. 24106]). •Valid as Scolecenchelys xorae (Smith 1958) -- (Castle & McCosker 1999:121 [ref. 24075], Fricke et al. 2009:20 [ref. 30213], McCosker et al. 2012:5 [ref. 31982], Hibino et al. 2012:182 [ref. 32443], Hibino & Kimura 2015:19 [ref. 33951], Fricke et al. 2018:46 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Scolecenchelys xorae (Smith 1958). Ophichthidae: Myrophinae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: South Africa, southwestern Madagascar to Réunion and Mauritius (western Mascarenes). Habitat: marine.