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apicalis, Ophisurus Anonymous [Bennett [E. T.]] 1830:692 [Memoir of the life and public services of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles; ref. 259] Sumatra, Indonesia. Holotype: ? BMNH 1982.5.7.3. On Code recommendation 51D, the anonymous author is listed in square brackets. Kottelat (2013) disagrees; see p. xi and 629 (but the article still lacks an author, agreeing with square brackets). •Valid as Ophichthus apicalis (Anonymous [Bennett] 1830) -- (Kuang & Yu in Kuang et al. 1986:34 [ref. 26639] dated 1803 [sic], McCosker & Castle 1986:182 [ref. 5690], Zheng et al. 1989:37 [ref. 21202] as spicalis, Kuang in Pan et al. 1991:61 [ref. 23876] as Ophichthys, Randall 1995:60 [ref. 22896], Smith & McCosker 1999:1668 [ref. 24715], Mishra et al. 1999:83 [ref. 25315], McCosker in Randall & Lim 2000:586 [ref. 25122], Tang & Zhang 2004:21 [ref. 27889], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:106 [ref. 28072], Zhang et al. 2010:340 [ref. 31511], McCosker et al. 2012:6 [ref. 31982], Kottelat 2013:46 [ref. 32989], McCosker 2014:339 [ref. 33288], McCosker & Ho 2015:73 [ref. 34123], Ho et al. 2015:171 [ref. 34130], Fricke et al. 2018:45 [ref. 35805], Hibino in Kimura et al. 2018:22 [ref. 36460], Eagderi et al. 2019:19 [ref. 37020]). Current status: Valid as Ophichthus apicalis (Anonymous [Bennett] 1830). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: South Africa, East Africa, Persian Gulf and Madagascar east to Philippines. Habitat: brackish, marine.