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myrus, Muraena Linnaeus [C.] 1758:245 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] Mediterranean Sea [original: "in Mari Mediterraneo"]; localities include southern France; Lesbos Island, Greece. Syntypes: NRM 47 (1), 147 (1). Type catalog: Fernholm & Wheeler 1983:211-212 [ref. 20707]. Originally based on at least 16 pre-Linnaean sources including Artedi 1738:24 [ref. 30578] and Artedi 1738:40 [ref. 30349] as Muræna rostro acuto lituris albidis vario, margine pinnæ dorsalis nigro; Rondelet 1554:407 [ref. 30354] as Myrus, Gesner 1558:681 [ref. 30350] as Myrus, Charleton 1668:126 [ref. 30580] as Myrus, Willughby 1686:109 [ref. 30164] and Ray 1713:37 [ref. 30231] as Myrus. Misspelled mirus by Cabrera et al. 1817 [ref. 17319], see Graells 1887:175 [ref. 30438]. •Valid as Echelus myrus (Linnaeus 1758) -- (McCosker 1977:76 [ref. 6836], Blache et al. 1973:245 [ref. 7185], Bauchot in Whitehead et al. 1986:581 [ref. 13676], Leiby 1990:182 [ref. 13652], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:32 [ref. 26753], Fricke et al. 2007:24 [ref. 29533], Wirtz et al. 2013:118 [ref. 32972], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:18 [ref. 36649], Goren & Galil 2015:521 [ref. 33910], McCosker 2016:1664 [ref. 34558], Artüz & Fricke 2019:553 [ref. 36612], Elbaraasi et al. 2019:92 [ref. 36864]). Current status: Valid as Echelus myrus (Linnaeus 1758). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea, Sea of Marmara, eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay south to Congo. Habitat: brackish, marine.