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laticaudata, Myropterura Ogilby [J. D.] 1897:247 [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v. 22 (pt 2); ref. 3273] Fiji Islands [South Pacific]. Syntypes: AMS I.16268-001 [ex MAMU F116 and F151] (2). Type catalog: Stanbury 1969:205 [ref. 19518]. •Valid as Muraenichthys laticaudatus (Ogilby 1897) -- (McCosker 1970:507 [ref. 2931], McCosker 1977:59 [ref. 6836], Dor 1984:37 [ref. 29757], McCosker & Castle 1986:180 [ref. 5690], Paxton et al. 1989:118 [ref. 12442], Winterbottom et al. 1989:12 [ref. 13251], Francis 1993:158 [ref. 25479], Goren & Dor 1994:8 [ref. 25356], Quéro & Saldanha 1995:74 [ref. 22017], Larson & Williams 1997:347 [ref. 23967], Myers 1999:54 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:63 [ref. 24106], Smith & McCosker 1999:1667 [ref. 24715], Johnson 1999:721 [ref. 25471] as cf. laticaudatus, Randall 1999:6 [ref. 25829], Randall et al. 2004:6 [ref. 27624]). •Valid as Scolecenchelys laticaudata (Ogilby 1897) -- (Castle & McCosker 1999:121 [ref. 24075], Allen & Adrim 2003:24 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:612 [ref. 27495], Heemstra et al. 2004:3316 [ref. 27945], McCosker et al. 2006:275 [ref. 29006], Randall 2007:61 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:20 [ref. 30213], Fricke et al. 2011:352 [ref. 31342], Allen & Erdmann 2012:111 [ref. 31980], Hibino et al. 2012:182 [ref. 32443], Hibino et al. 2013:45 [ref. 32418], Larson et al. 2013:28 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:23 [ref. 33932], McCosker 2014:339 [ref. 33288], Hibino & Kimura 2015:15 [ref. 33951], Ho et al. 2015:176 [ref. 34130], Fricke et al. 2018:46 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:29 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Scolecenchelys laticaudata (Ogilby 1897). Ophichthidae: Myrophinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Mariana Islands and Pitcairn Group, south to Lord Howe Island, north to Ryukyu Islands. Habitat: marine.