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elerae, Muraenichthys Fowler [H. W.] 1934:278, Fig. 38 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 85 (for 1933); ref. 1416] Sulu Sea off western Mindanao, off Panabuton Pt., Philippines, Albatross station 5131, depth 27 fathoms. Holotype (unique): USNM 92348. Type catalog: Smith 1994:32 [ref. 21917]. •Status uncertain -- (Smith 1994:31 [ref. 21917]). •Probable synonym of Scolecenchelys godeffroyi (Regan 1909) -- (Castle & McCosker 1999:121 [ref. 24075]). Current status: Uncertain as Scolecenchelys godeffroyi (Regan 1909). Ophichthidae: Myrophinae. Distribution: Philippines. Habitat: marine.