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caeca, Muraena Linnaeus [C.] (ex Brander) 1758:245 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] Mediterranean Sea. No types known. Based on a description in manuscript by E. Brander. •Valid as Apterichtus caecus (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Blache et al. 1973:248 [ref. 7185], McCosker 1977:66 [ref. 6836], Bauchot in Whitehead et al. 1986:579 [ref. 13676], McCosker et al. 1989:318 [ref. 13288], Leiby 1990:176 [ref. 13652], Machida & Ohta 1994:3 [ref. 21444], Golani 1996:23 [ref. 22271], Castriota & Campagnuolo 1998:198 [ref. 23490], Santos et al. 1997:21 [ref. 23531] as Apterichthus c., Arruda 1997:59 [ref. 24952], Fricke et al. 2007:23 [ref. 29533], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:18 [ref. 36649] as Apterichthus c., McCosker & Hibino 2015:56 [ref. 33725], Hibino et al. 2016:148 [ref. 34475], McCosker 2016:1662 [ref. 34558]). Current status: Valid as Apterichtus caecus (Linnaeus 1758). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea, eastern Atlantic: Azores, Canary Islands and Madeira south to Gulf of Guinea. Habitat: marine.