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altipennis, Microdonophis Kaup [J. J.] 1856:43 [Archiv für Naturgeschichte v. 22 (pt. 1); ref. 2572] Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Syntypes: MNHN 0000-2151 (1), ?RMNH 3740 (1). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1993:107-108 [ref. 20810]. Also appeared in Kaup 1856:6, Pl. 1 (fig. 3 [not 4]) [ref. 2573] as altipinnis. •Valid as Ophichthus altipennis (Kaup 1856) -- (McCosker 1977:81 [ref. 6836] as altipinnis, Bauchot et al. 1993:107 [ref. 20810], Smith & McCosker 1999:1668 [ref. 24715] as altipinnis, Randall et al. 2002:155 [ref. 26192], McCosker & Randall 2002:798 [ref. 26226], Allen & Adrim 2003:24 [ref. 26830] as altipinnis, Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S95 [ref. 27377], Randall 2005:32 [ref. 28239], McCosker et al. 2006:271 [ref. 29006], Ji & Kim 2011:66 [ref. 31152], Allen & Erdmann 2012:108 [ref. 31980], McCosker et al. 2012:7 [ref. 31982], Larson et al. 2013:27 [ref. 32988], McCosker 2014:339 [ref. 33288], McCosker & Ho 2015:73 [ref. 34123], Ho et al. 2015:171 [ref. 34130], Hibino et al. 2019:302 [ref. 36433]). Current status: Valid as Ophichthus altipennis (Kaup 1856). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: East Indian Region, Japan and Philippines and Taiwan to Western Australia to Marshall Islands and to the Society Islands. Habitat: marine.