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taenia, Leptocephalus Kaup [J. J.] 1856:151, Pl. 19 (fig. 18) [Catalogue of the apodal fish in the collection of the British Museum; ref. 2573] India; Maldives; Waigeo [Waigiou], Indonesia; vicinity of Marianes Islands. Syntypes: MNHN 0000-3417 (1), 3419 (3) Waigiou, 0000-3420 (1) Maldives; not MNHN 0000-3413 (5). Type catalog: Bertin 1935:104-106 [ref. 21550], Bauchot et al. 1993:122 [ref. 20810]. Objectively invalid; preoccupied by Leptocephalus taenia Lesson 1831. Also secondarily preoccupied by Heteroconger taenia Lesson 1830. •Atlantic specimens are Ariosoma balearicum (Delaroche 1809) -- (Blache et al. 1973:241 [ref. 7185], Smith 1989:495, 726 [ref. 13285], Smith 1990:157 [ref. 13454]). Current status: Synonym of Ariosoma. Congridae: Bathymyrinae. Habitat: marine.