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australis, Muraenichthys Macleay [W.] 1881:272 [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v. 6 (pt 2); ref. 6222] Lane Cove River, near Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Syntypes: AMS I.16266-001 (3); MAMU F114 (2). Type catalog: Stanbury 1969:205 [ref. 19518]. •Valid as Muraenichthys australis Macleay 1881 -- (McCosker 1970:508 [ref. 2931], McCosker 1977:59 [ref. 6836], Paxton et al. 1989:117 [ref. 12442], Paulin et al. 1989:73 [ref. 24556], Gomon et al. 1994:199 [ref. 22532], Francis 1993:158 [ref. 25479], Hutchins 2001:17 [ref. 25847]). •Valid in Scolecenchelys -- (Castle & McCosker 1999:121 [ref. 24075]). •Valid as Scolecenchelys australis (Macleay 1881) -- (McCosker et al. 2006:274 [ref. 29006], Smith & McCosker 2008:168 [ref. 30623], Hibino et al. 2012:182 [ref. 32443], Hibino et al. 2013:45 [ref. 32418], Duffy & Ahyong 2015:108 [ref. 36167], Hibino & Kimura 2015:5 [ref. 33951], Hibino et al. 2015:47 [ref. 34119], McCosker & Stewart 2015:256 [ref. 34235], Hoschke et al. 2019:153 [ref. 36626]). Current status: Valid as Scolecenchelys australis (Macleay 1881). Ophichthidae: Myrophinae. Distribution: Southeastern Indian Ocean, southwestern Pacific: southern Western Australia; southeastern Australia, New Zealand and Kermadec Islands. Habitat: marine.