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tigrinus, Myrichthys Girard [C. F.] 1859:58 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 11; ref. 1821] Adair Bay, Sonora, Mexico [not Oregon]. Holotype: USNM 1150 [= USNM 8810]. Type catalog: Smith 1994:33 [ref. 21917]. Subjectively invalid; secondarily preoccupied in Myrichthys by Muraena tigrina Rüppell 1830. •Treated as valid as Uropterygius tigrinus by Allen & Robertson 1994:303 [ref. 22193] [but it is not this species or family]. •Valid as Myrichthys tigrinus Girard 1859 -- (McCosker & Rosenblatt 1993:165 [ref. 21180], McCosker & Rosenblatt in Fischer et al. 1995:1337 [ref. 22830], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:170 [ref. 24023], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:118 [ref. 24555], Thomson et al. 2000:292 [ref. 25640], Nelson et al. 2004:63 [ref. 27807], McCosker & Allen 2012:39 [ref. 31763], Page et al. 2013:63 [ref. 32708], Galván-Villa et al. 2016:144 [ref. 34871], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:606 [ref. 34923], González-Murcia et al. 2019:289 [ref. 36544]). •Synonym of Myrichthys xysturus (Jordan & Gilbert 1882) -- when both xysturus and tigrinus are in Myrichthys. Current status: Synonym of Myrichthys xysturus (Jordan & Gilbert 1882). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific (if valid). Habitat: marine.