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regius, Ophisurus Richardson [J.] (ex Shaw) 1848:106 [Ichthyology of the voyage of H. M. S. Erebus & Terror v. 2 (2); ref. 3740] St. Helena Island, South Atlantic. Holotype: BMNH 1985.2.19.5. •Valid as Ophichthus regius (Richardson 1848) -- (McCosker 1977:81 [ref. 6836], Leiby 1990:190 [ref. 13652], Trunov 2006:471 [ref. 28786]). •Valid as Herpetoichthys regius (Richardson 1848) -- (Edwards & Glass 1987:627 [ref. 9166], McCosker et al. 1989:365 [ref. 13288], Wirtz et al. 2014:[3] 785 [ref. 33516], McCosker 2016:1662 [ref. 34558], Brown et al. 2019:157 [ref. 36444]). Current status: Valid as Herpetoichthys regius (Richardson 1848). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Southwestern, southern central and eastern Atlantic: Santa Catarina (Brazil); Saint Helena, Ascension Island; Mauritania. Habitat: marine.