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fossatus, Pogonophis Myers [G. S.] & Wade [C. B.] 1941:79, Pl. 13 [Allan Hancock Pacific Expedition 1932-40, Los Angeles v. 9 (no. 4); ref. 3133] Chatham Bay, Cocos Island, eastern Pacific, 5°33'50"N, 86°58'46"W, depth 40-47 fathoms. Holotype: LACM 21563 [ex AHF 14]. Paratypes: LACM 21700 (1), CAS-SU 36548 (1). •Valid as Pogonophis fossatus Myers & Wade 1941 -- (McCosker 1977:83 [ref. 6836]). •Valid as Herpetoichthys fossatus (Myers & Wade 1941) -- (McCosker et al. 1989:365 [ref. 13288], McCosker & Rosenblatt in Fischer et al. 1995:1335 [ref. 22830], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:169 [ref. 24023], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:120 [ref. 24555], Nelson et al. 2004:62 [ref. 27807], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:188 [ref. 30957], Page et al. 2013:63 [ref. 32708]). Current status: Valid as Herpetoichthys fossatus (Myers & Wade 1941). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.