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henshawi, Brachysomophis Jordan [D. S.] & Snyder [J. O.] 1904:940 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 27 (no. 1377); ref. 2518] Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaiian Islands. Holotype (unique): USNM 51399 [also = USNM 51654]. Type catalog: Smith 1994:28-29 [ref. 21917]. •Perhaps the same as Brachysomophis crocodilinus Bennett 1833 -- (McCosker 1977:75 [ref. 6836]). •Synonym of Brachysomophis crocodilinus (Bennett 1833) -- (Randall 1995:61 [ref. 22896]). •Valid as Brachysomophis henshawi Jordan & Snyder 1904 -- (McCosker & Randall 2001:20 [ref. 25635], McCosker 2002:26 [ref. 25848], Allen & Adrim 2003:23 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S95 [ref. 27377], Randall 2005:30 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:131 [ref. 28379], McCosker et al. 2006:267 [ref. 29006], Randall 2007:63 [ref. 30952], Allen & Erdmann 2012:103 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:22 [ref. 33932], McCosker & Ho 2014:95 [ref. 33573], Ho et al. 2015:166 [ref. 34130]). Current status: Valid as Brachysomophis henshawi Jordan & Snyder 1904. Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Oman; Philippines and Papua New Guinea east to Hawaiian Islands, Marquesas Islands and Society Islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.