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philippinensis, Muraenichthys Schultz [L. P.] & Woods [L. P.] 1949:173, Fig. 2 [Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences v. 39 (no. 5); ref. 10179] Badian Island, off western samar, Philippines, 11°31'40"N, 124°42'40"E, Albatross station 5206, depth 32 fathoms. Holotype: USNM 134951. Paratypes: USNM 134952 (1). Type catalog: Smith 1994:32 [ref. 21917]. •Probable synonym of Muraenichthys thompsoni Jordan & Richardson 1908 -- (Castle & McCosker 1999:121 [ref. 24075]). •Valid as Muraenichthys philippinensis Schultz & Woods 1949 -- (McCosker 1970:507 [ref. 2931], McCosker 1977:59 [ref. 6836], Smith & McCosker 1999:1667 [ref. 24715], Allen & Erdmann 2012:106 [ref. 31980], McCosker 2014:339 [ref. 33288], Hibino & Kimura 2015:69 [ref. 34120]). Current status: Valid as Muraenichthys philippinensis Schultz & Woods 1949. Ophichthidae: Myrophinae. Distribution: Philippines. Habitat: marine.