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bonaparti, Poecilocephalus Kaup [J. J.] 1856:43 [Archiv für Naturgeschichte v. 22 (pt. 1); ref. 2572] Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): MNHN B-2755. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1993:111 [ref. 20810]. Also in Kaup 1856:5, Pl. 1 (fig. 2) [ref. 2573]. •Valid as Ophichthus bonaparti (Kaup 1856) -- (McCosker 1977:81 [ref. 6836], Asano in Masuda et al. 1984:31 [ref. 6441], McCosker & Castle 1986:183 [ref. 5690], Anderson et al. 1998:21 [ref. 23611], Allen 1997:58 [ref. 23977], Myers 1999:57 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:66 [ref. 24106], Smith & McCosker 1999:1669 [ref. 24715], Nakabo 2000:222 [ref. 25086], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:118 [ref. 25191], McCosker 2002:26 [ref. 25848], Nakabo 2002:222 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:24 [ref. 26830], Randall 2005:33 [ref. 28239], Randall et al. 2005:118 [ref. 28745], McCosker et al. 2006:271 [ref. 29006], Fricke et al. 2009:19 [ref. 30213], Fricke et al. 2011:352 [ref. 31342], Allen & Erdmann 2012:108 [ref. 31980], McCosker et al. 2012:7 [ref. 31982], McCosker 2014:339 [ref. 33288], McCosker & Ho 2015:72 [ref. 34123], Ho et al. 2015:172 [ref. 34130], Hibino et al. 2019:302 [ref. 36433], McCosker et al. 2020:33 [ref. 37376]). Current status: Valid as Ophichthus bonaparti (Kaup 1856). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa and western Mascarenes east to Indonesia and Marshall Islands and Society Islands, north to Taiwan, south to New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.