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multiserialis, Ophichthus Norman [J. R.] 1939:42, Fig. 15 [Scientific Reports, John Murray Expedition v. 7 (no. 1); ref. 6556] Gulf of Aden, northwestern Indian Ocean, station 194, depth 220 meters. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1939.5.24.649. •Valid as Ophichthus multiserialis Norman 1939 -- (McCosker 1977:81 [ref. 6836]). •Valid as Ophisurus multiserialis (Norman 1939) -- (Randall 1995:63 [ref. 22896] [misidentification]). •Valid as Xyrias multiserialis (Norman 1939) -- (McCosker 1998:10 [ref. 24055], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S95 [ref. 27377], McCosker et al. 2009:61 [ref. 30556]). Current status: Valid as Xyrias multiserialis (Norman 1939). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aden and off Somalia. Habitat: marine.