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vulturis, Sphagebranchus Weber [M.] & de Beaufort [L. F.] 1916:319 [Fishes Indo-Australian Archipelago v. 3; ref. 4604] Nasi Besar Island, western Sumatra [Sumatera Barat, Indonesia, eastern Indian Ocean]. Holotype (unique): ZMA 104153. Type catalog: Nijssen et al. 1982:10 [ref. 19236]. Correct spelling is vulturis. •Valid as Ichthyapus vulturus [sic] (Weber & de Beaufort 1916) -- (Allen & Swainston 1988:34 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:117 [ref. 12442], Pequeño 1989:25 [ref. 14125], Allen 1997:56 [ref. 23977], Myers 1999:56 [ref. 23965], Allen & Adrim 2003:24 [ref. 26830]). •Valid as Ichthyapus vulturis (Weber & de Beaufort 1916) -- (McCosker 1977:68 [ref. 6836], Smith & McCosker 1999:1668 [ref. 24715], Randall 1999:6 [ref. 25829], Nakabo 2000:218 [ref. 25086], Randall & Earle 2000:8 [ref. 25806], Hutchins 2001:17 [ref. 25847], McCosker 2002:25 [ref. 25848], Nakabo 2002:218 [ref. 26001], McCosker 2004:172 [ref. 27619], Randall et al. 2004:6 [ref. 27624], McCosker & Randall 2005:7 [ref. 28054], Mundy 2005:133 [ref. 28379], McCosker et al. 2006:268 [ref. 29006], Randall 2007:66 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2011:352 [ref. 31342], Allen & Erdmann 2012:105 [ref. 31980], McCosker 2014:339 [ref. 33288], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:4 [ref. 33988]). Current status: Valid as Ichthyapus vulturis (Weber & de Beaufort 1916). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Seychelles east to Hawaiian Islands and Easter Island, north to Izu Peninsula (southern Japan), south to Western Australia and Chesterfield Islands (New Caledonia). Habitat: marine.