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capensis, Leptocephalus Kaup [J. J.] (ex Lalande) 1856:153 [Catalogue of the apodal fish in the collection of the British Museum; ref. 2573] Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Holotype: MNHN B-3165 (poor condition). Type catalog: Bertin 1935:100 [ref. 21550], Bauchot et al. 1993:120 [ref. 20810]. •Valid as Gnathophis capensis (Kaup 1856) -- (Castle 1986:164 [ref. 5644], Smith 1989:521 [ref. 13285]). Current status: Valid as Gnathophis capensis (Kaup 1856). Congridae: Congrinae. Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic; Southern Africa. Habitat: marine.