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zophistius, Pisoodonophis Jordan [D. S.] & Snyder [J. O.] 1901:868, Fig. 15 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 23 (no. 1239); ref. 2508] Outside Bay of Tokyo, near Misaki, Japan. Holotype (unique): CAS-SU 6475. Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:50 [ref. 12291]. Original genus should have been Pisodonophis. •Valid as Pisodonophis zophistius Jordan & Snyder 1901 -- (McCosker 1977:83 [ref. 6836] as zophistus, Yogo 1997:4 [ref. 24371], Smith & McCosker 1999:1669 [ref. 24715], Nakabo 2000:224 [ref. 25086], Shimizu 2001:20 [ref. 25799], Nakabo 2002:224 [ref. 26001], Choi et al. 2003:143, 492 [ref. 26218] as Pisoodonophis, Shinohara et al. 2005:400 [ref. 28370]). •Synonym of Ophichthus altipennis (Kaup 1856) -- (Randall 2005:32 [ref. 28239], Ji & Kim 2011:61 [ref. 31152]). •Valid as Ophichthus zophistius (Jordan & Snyder 1901) -- (Hibino et al. 2019:302 [ref. 36433], Shitamitsu & Sunobe 2019:2 [ref. 36767]). Current status: Valid as Ophichthus zophistius (Jordan & Snyder 1901). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and central northwestern Pacific Ocean at 28°21.5’N 135°01.7’E. Habitat: marine.