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versicolor, Ophisurus Richardson [J.] 1848:103 [Ichthyology of the voyage of H. M. S. Erebus & Terror v. 2 (2); ref. 3740] Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1982.5.7.7. •Valid as Elapsopis versicolor (Richardson 1848) -- (McCosker 1977:77 [ref. 6836], Paxton et al. 1989:116 [ref. 12442], Myers 1999:56 [ref. 23965], Smith & McCosker 1999:1668 [ref. 24715], Allen & Adrim 2003:24 [ref. 26830]). •Valid as Leiuranus versicolor (Richardson 1848) -- (Francis 1993:157 [ref. 25479], McCosker et al. 2006:269 [ref. 29006], Allen & Erdmann 2012:106 [ref. 31980], Allen & Erdmann 2012:106 [ref. 31980], McCosker 2014:339 [ref. 33288]). Current status: Valid as Leiuranus versicolor (Richardson 1848). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Great Reef Reef (Australia). Habitat: marine.