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boulengeri, Caecula Blache [J.], Cadenat [J.] & Stauch [A.] 1970:216, Fig. 587 [Clés de détermination des poissons de mer signalés dans l'Atlantique oriental v. 18; ref. 17964] Vicinity of Dakar, Senegal. Lectotype: MNHN 1971-0135. Paralectotypes: MNHN 1913-0139 (1), 1971-0139 (2), 1971-0141 (3), 1971-0142 (16, now 14), 1971-0143 (63), 1971-0144 (40), 1971-0145 (29); USNM 214143 [ex MNHN 1971-0142] (2). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1993:104-105 [ref. 20810], Smith 1994:29-30 [ref. 21917]. Dates to 1970 as above; also as a new species Dalophis boulengeri in Blache & Bauchot 1972:751 [ref. 304] where types are given; often wrongly dated to 1972. Blache & Bauchot 1972:751 [ref. 304] and Bauchot et al. 1993:104-105 [ref. 20810] treat a holotype, but a holotype was not established originally; that specimen technically established as lectotype in Eschmeyer 1998:258 [ref. 23416]. •Valid as Dalophis boulengeri (Blache, Cadenat & Stauch 1970) -- (Castle 1984:38 [ref. 6171], Leiby 1990:181 [ref. 13652], Bauchot in Lévêque et al. 1990:93 [ref. 21589], Vreven & De Vos 2007:181 [ref. 30015], Wirtz et al. 2007:6 [ref. 30263], Wirtz et al. 2007:25 [ref. 30263], McCosker 2016:1662 [ref. 34558]). Current status: Valid as Dalophis boulengeri (Blache, Cadenat & Stauch 1970). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Angola. Habitat: brackish, marine.