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brachynotopterus, Ophichthus Karrer [C.] 1983:73, Figs. 22 A-B [Faune Tropicale v. 23 (for 1982); ref. 5679] Nosy Be [Nossi-Bé], Mozambique Channel, Madagascar, 12°40'S, 48°13.8'E, depth 370-355 meters. Holotype: MNHN 1979-0021. Paratypes: MNHN 1979-0022 and 0023 (1, 1). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1993:109-110 [ref. 20810], Fricke et al. 2018:45 [ref. 35805]. •Valid as Ophichthus brachynotopterus Karrer 1983 -- (McCosker & Chen 2000:356 [ref. 25028], McCosker 2005:673 [ref. 28646], McCosker 2010:11 [ref. 30840], Fricke et al. 2011:352 [ref. 31342], Fricke et al. 2018:45 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Ophichthus brachynotopterus Karrer 1983. Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Southwestern Indian Ocean: Madagascar; southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia and Vanuatu. Habitat: marine.