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zophochir, Ophichthys Jordan [D. S.] & Gilbert [C. H.] 1882:347 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 4 (no. 237); ref. 2470] Rocks near Mazatl├ín, Sinaloa, western Mexico. Lectotype: USNM 28277. Paralectotypes: USNM 28280 (1), 29220 (1, not found in 1980), 29239 (1). Type catalog: Smith 1994:35 [ref. 21917]. Lectotype selected by McCosker & Rosenblatt 1998:421 [ref. 23645]. •Valid as Ophichthys zophochir Jordan & Gilbert 1882 -- (Bussing & López S. 1994:42 [ref. 23101]). •Valid as Ophichthus zophochir Jordan & Gilbert 1882 -- (McCosker 1977:81 [ref. 6836], Eschmeyer & Herald 1983:66 [ref. 9277], McCosker & Rosenblatt in Fischer et al. 1995:1339 [ref. 22830], McCosker & Rosenblatt 1998:421 [ref. 23645], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:120 [ref. 24555], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:102 [ref. 24550], Lea & Rosenblatt 2000:120 [ref. 25206], Nelson et al. 2004:63 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:63 [ref. 32708], Kells et al. 2016:90 [ref. 35888], Romero-Berny et al. 2018:88 [ref. 35859], González-Murcia et al. 2019:289 [ref. 36544]). Current status: Valid as Ophichthus zophochir Jordan & Gilbert 1882. Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific: northern California (U.S.A.) south to Peru. Habitat: marine.