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guineensis, Ophichthys (Sphagebranchus) Osório [B.] 1893:179, 184 [Jornal do Sciências Mathemáticas, Physicas e Naturaes, Lisboa (Ser. 2) v. 3 (no. 11); ref. 20571] Original: São Tomé Island, eastern Atlantic. Neotype locality: Near Dakar, Senegal, 13°50'N, depth 35 meters. Neotype: MNHN B-1635. Date may be 1894. Neotype designated in Blache et al. 1979:97 [ref. 20632]. •Synonym of Myrichthys pardalis (Valenciennes 1839) -- (Leiby 1990:186 [ref. 13652]). •Valid as Callechelys guineensis (Osório 1893) -- (McCosker et al. 1989:308 [ref. 13288], Leiby in Smith 1989:892 [ref. 13285], McCosker 1998:198 [ref. 23298], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:261 [ref. 23897], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:149 [ref. 27754], Nelson et al. 2004:62 [ref. 27807], Wirtz et al. 2007:25 [ref. 30263], Page et al. 2013:62 [ref. 32708], McCosker 2016:1662 [ref. 34558]). Current status: Valid as Callechelys guineensis (Osório 1893). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Eastern and western Atlantic. Habitat: marine.