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macrochir, Ophisurus Bleeker [P.] 1852:26 [Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen. v. 25 (art. 5); ref. 339] Jakarta, Java, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): RMNH 7174. Bleeker specimens: BMNH 1867.11.28.262 (1) Jakarta. •Valid as Ophichthus macrochir (Bleeker 1852) -- (McCosker 1977:81 [ref. 6836], Kottelat et al. 1993:12 [ref. 23448], Smith & McCosker 1999:1669 [ref. 24715], McCosker in Randall & Lim 2000:586 [ref. 25122], Tang & Zhang 2004:21 [ref. 27889], Zhang et al. 2010:341 [ref. 31511], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1198 [ref. 31980], Kottelat 2013:46 [ref. 32989], McCosker 2014:339 [ref. 33288], McCosker & Ho 2015:72 [ref. 34123], Ho et al. 2015:173 [ref. 34130], Vo et al. 2019:12 [ref. 37206], McCosker et al. 2020:33 [ref. 37376]). Current status: Valid as Ophichthus macrochir (Bleeker 1852). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: India, western Indonesia (Sumatra and Java) to Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines. Habitat: brackish, marine.