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nitens, Ophisoma Jordan [D. S.] & Bollman [C. H.] 1890:153 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 12 (no. 770); ref. 2433] Off Pacific coast of Panama/Colombia, 8°47'00"N, 79°29'30"W, Albatross station 2801, depth 14 fathoms. Holotype (unique): USNM 44395. Type catalog: Smith 1994:10 [ref. 21917]. •Valid as Hildebrandia nitens (Jordan & Bollman 1890) -- (Raju 1985:11 [ref. 5287]). •Valid as Rhynchoconger nitens (Jordan & Bollman 1890) -- (Smith 1989:526 [ref. 13285], Allen & Robertson 1994:59 [ref. 22193], Bussing & López S. 1994:38 [ref. 23101], Smith in Fischer et al. 1995:1035 [ref. 22829], Béarez et al. 2002:9 [ref. 26262], Nelson et al. 2004:65 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:65 [ref. 32708], González-Murcia et al. 2019:288 [ref. 36544]). Current status: Valid as Rhynchoconger nitens (Jordan & Bollman 1890). Congridae: Congrinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.