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ocellata, Muraenophis Lesueur [C. A.] 1825:108, Pl. 4 (fig. 3) [Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia v. 5 (pt 1); ref. 17523] Martinique Island, 15°23'N, 61°26'W, West Indies, Oregon station 5983, depth 15 meters. Neotype: ANSP 107304. Neotype designated by McCosker et al. 1989:377 [ref. 13288]. •Valid as Ophichthus ocellatus (Lesueur 1825) -- (Robins & Ray 1986:65 [ref. 23100], Scott & Scott 1988:87 [ref. 25518], Leiby in Smith 1989:829 [ref. 13285], McAllister 1990:49 [ref. 14674], Cervigón 1991:57 [ref. 24472], Cervigón 1992:373 [ref. 23827], Aguilera 1998:46 [ref. 24221]). •Valid as Myrichthys ocellatus (Lesueur 1825) -- (McCosker et al. 1989:377 [ref. 13288], McCosker & Rosenblatt 1993:163 [ref. 21180], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:139 [ref. 25013], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:149 [ref. 27754], Rocha & Rosa 2001:989 [ref. 25909], McCosker 2003:732 [ref. 26993], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:35 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:7 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:63 [ref. 27807], McCosker & Allen 2012:39 [ref. 31763], Page et al. 2013:63 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:25 [ref. 33341]). Current status: Valid as Myrichthys ocellatus (Lesueur 1825). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Western and (?) eastern Atlantic. Habitat: marine.