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macropterus, Muraenichthys Bleeker [P.] 1857:91 [Acta Societatis Regiae Scientiarum Indo-Ne√™rlandicae v. 2 (art. 7); ref. 356] Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1867.11.28.303. •Valid in Scolecenchelys [macroptera] -- (Castle & McCosker 1999:121 [ref. 24075]). •Valid as Muraenichthys macropterus Bleeker 1857 -- (McCosker 1970:508 [ref. 2931], McCosker 1977:59 [ref. 6836], Asano in Masuda et al. 1984:30 [ref. 6441], Paxton et al. 1989:118 [ref. 12442], Randall et al. 1990:45 [ref. 15987], Randall et al. 1997:45 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:54 [ref. 23965], Smith & McCosker 1999:1667 [ref. 24715], Johnson 1999:721 [ref. 25471], Nakabo 2000:215 [ref. 25086], McCosker in Randall & Lim 2000:586 [ref. 25122], Sakai et al. 2001:85 [ref. 25693], Hutchins 2001:17 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:215 [ref. 26001], Randall et al. 2004:6 [ref. 27624], Tang & Zhang 2004:20 [ref. 27889], Zhang et al. 2010:321 [ref. 31511]). •Valid as Scolecenchelys macroptera (Bleeker 1857) -- (Allen & Adrim 2003:24 [ref. 26830] as macropterus, Myers & Donaldson 2003:612 [ref. 27495] as macropterus, Kimura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:13 [ref. 27510], McCosker 2006:24 [ref. 28592], McCosker et al. 2006:276 [ref. 29006], Imamura 2009:21 [ref. 30434], Fricke et al. 2011:352 [ref. 31342], Allen & Erdmann 2012:111 [ref. 31980], McCosker et al. 2012:5 [ref. 31982], Hibino et al. 2013:46 [ref. 32418], Larson et al. 2013:28 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:23 [ref. 33932], McCosker 2014:339 [ref. 33288], Ho et al. 2015:176 [ref. 34130], Hibino & Kimura 2015:19 [ref. 33951], Fricke et al. 2018:46 [ref. 35805], Fricke et al. 2019:54 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Scolecenchelys macroptera (Bleeker 1857). Ophichthidae: Myrophinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa east to Marshall and Society islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.