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acutirostris, Muraenichthys Weber [M.] & de Beaufort [L. F.] 1916:279, Fig. 127 [Fishes Indo-Australian Archipelago v. 3; ref. 4604] Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Holotype: ZMA 112643 (1 of 2). Paratypes: ZMA 112643 (1 of 2). Type catalog: Nijssen et al. 1982:9 [ref. 19236]. •Valid as Muraenichthys acutirostris Weber & de Beaufort 1916 -- (McCosker 1977:59 [ref. 6836], Smith & McCosker 1999:1667 [ref. 24715]). •Valid in Scolecenchelys [acutirostris] -- (Castle & McCosker 1999:121 [ref. 24075]). •Valid as Scolecenchelys acutirostris (Weber & de Beaufort 1916) -- (Hibino et al. 2012:182 [ref. 32443], Hibino et al. 2013:45 [ref. 32418]). •Needs investigation -- (Hibino & Kimura 2015:xx [ref. 33951]). Current status: Valid as Scolecenchelys acutirostris (Weber & de Beaufort 1916). Ophichthidae: Myrophinae. Distribution: Indonesia. Habitat: marine.