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brevirostris, Leptocephalus Kaup [J. J.] 1856:150, Pl. 18 (fig. 15) [Catalogue of the apodal fish in the collection of the British Museum; ref. 2573] Messina, Sicily, Italy, Mediterranean Sea. Holotype: MNHN 0000-2901. Possible types: BMNH 1860.9.31.4 (1), ZMB 4742 (1) Messina. Type catalog: Bertin 1935:100 [ref. 21550], Bauchot et al. 1993:120 [ref. 20810]. Subjectively invalid; secondarily preoccupied in Anguilla by Anguilla brevirostris Cisternas 1877. •Synonym of Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Blache et al. 1973:221 [ref. 7185], Smith 1989:899 [ref. 13285], Smith 1990:152 [ref. 13454], Tesch 1991:390 [ref. 24843], Kottelat 1997:36 [ref. 22952]). Current status: Synonym of Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus 1758). Anguillidae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.