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catostomus, Sphagebranchus Schneider [J. G.] (ex Forster) in Bloch & Schneider 1801:536 [M. E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae; ref. 471] Moorea, lagoon between Papetaoi and Paopao bays, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, South Pacific, depth 0-1.3 meters. Neotype: CAS 91793. Based on Forster manuscript; Forster painting of type reproduced in Randall & Wheeler 1991:761 [ref. 15994]. Neotype designated by McCosker 1998:195 [ref. 23298]. Callechelys is feminine so catostoma is apparently correct. •Valid as Callechelys catostomus (Schneider 1801) -- (Randall et al. 1990:44 [ref. 15987], Randall & Wheeler 1991:761 [ref. 15994], Francis 1993:157 [ref. 25479], Allen 1997:58 [ref. 23977], Myers 1999:56 [ref. 23965], Nakabo 2000:225 [ref. 25086], Hutchins 2001:17 [ref. 25847]). •Valid as Callechelys catostoma (Schneider 1801) -- (Randall et al. 1997:44 [ref. 25919], McCosker 1998:190 [ref. 23298], Smith & McCosker 1999:1668 [ref. 24715], McCosker 2002:25 [ref. 25848], Nakabo 2002:225 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:23 [ref. 26830] with author as Forster, Myers & Donaldson 2003:612 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:6 [ref. 27624] with author as Forster, Randall 2005:31 [ref. 28239] with author as Forster, Mundy 2005:132 [ref. 28379], McCosker et al. 2006:267 [ref. 29006], Randall 2007:64 [ref. 30952], Golani & Bogorodsky 2010:60 [ref. 35264], Fricke et al. 2011:351 [ref. 31242], McCosker et al. 2011:275 [ref. 31452], Allen & Erdmann 2012:104 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2018:43 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:27 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Callechelys catostoma (Schneider 1801). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and Madagascar east to Hawaiian Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Western Australia, and east to Lord Howe Island and Austral Islands. Habitat: marine.