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velifer, Letharchus Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1882:437 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 5 (no. 297); ref. 1840] Western Florida, U.S.A. Lectotype: USNM 31458. Paralectotypes: USNM 278182 [ex 31458] (3). Type catalog: Smith 1994:31 [ref. 21917]. Lectotype established (as figured specimen) in caption to Pl. 61, p. 3244 in Jordan & Evermann 1900 [ref. 2446]; also designated by McCosker et al.1989:317 [ref. 13288]. Genus spelled Letharchus on p. 436 and Letharcus on p. 437 (corrected in "List of Corrections" on p. xi to Letharchus). •Valid as Letharchus velifer Goode & Bean 1882 -- (McCosker 1977:63 [ref. 6836], Robins & Ray 1986:63 [ref. 23100], McCosker et al. 1989:315 [ref. 13288], Leiby in Smith 1989:887 [ref. 13285], Boschung 1992:35 [ref. 23239], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:270 [ref. 23897], McCosker 2003:732 [ref. 26993], Nelson et al. 2004:63 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:63 [ref. 32708]). Current status: Valid as Letharchus velifer Goode & Bean 1882. Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: marine.