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retropinnis, Muraenichthys Fowler [H. W.] 1934:277, Fig. 37 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 85 (for 1933); ref. 1416] Taratara Island, off western Samar Island, Philippines, 11°45'53"N, 124°42'50"E, Albatross station 5208, depth 26 fathoms. Holotype: USNM 92355. Paratypes: (4) USNM 134953-54 (1, 1). Type catalog: Smith 1994:32 [ref. 21917]. •Valid as Schultzidia retropinnis (Fowler 1934) -- (McCosker 1970:507 [ref. 2931], McCosker 1977:62 [ref. 6836], Myers 1999:56 [ref. 23965], Smith & McCosker 1999:1668 [ref. 24715], Allen & Erdmann 2012:110 [ref. 31980], McCosker 2014:339 [ref. 33288]). Current status: Valid as Schultzidia retropinnis (Fowler 1934). Ophichthidae: Myrophinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Philippines, Solomon Islands, Caroline Islands and Marshall Islands. Habitat: marine.