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urolophus, Conger Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1846:260, Pl. 114 (fig. 1) [Fauna Japonica Parts 10-14; ref. 4374] Japan. Lectotype: RMNH 3688a. Paralectotypes: RMNH 3688b (1). Lectotype selected by Boeseman 1947:187 [ref. 12876]. •Valid as Ophichthus urolophus (Temminck & Schlegel 1846) -- (McCosker 1977:81 [ref. 6836], Ida in Okamura et al. 1982:63, 319 [ref. 8256] as Ophichthys, Asano in Masuda et al. 1984:32 [ref. 6441], Machida in Okamura & Kitajima 1984:103, 324 [ref. 8057], Lee & Asano 1997:551 [ref. 23711], Smith & McCosker 1999:1669 [ref. 24715], Nakabo 2000:223 [ref. 25086], McCosker in Randall & Lim 2000:586 [ref. 25122], Sumida & Machida 2000:54 [ref. 26006], Shinohara et al. 2001:293 [ref. 25995], Nakabo 2002:223 [ref. 26001], Youn 2002:143, 492 [ref. 26218], Tang & Zhang 2002:855 [ref. 26492], Tang & Zhang 2004:21 [ref. 27889], Shinohara et al. 2005:400 [ref. 28370], McCosker et al. 2006:272 [ref. 29006], McCosker 2010:37 [ref. 30840], Zhang et al. 2010:343 [ref. 31511], McCosker et al. 2012:7 [ref. 31982], McCosker 2014:339 [ref. 33288], Shinohara et al. 2014:236 [ref. 33330], McCosker & Ho 2015:73 [ref. 34123], Ho et al. 2015:174 [ref. 34130], Hibino et al. 2019:303 [ref. 36433]). Current status: Valid as Ophichthus urolophus (Temminck & Schlegel 1846). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Western Pacific and southeastern Indian Ocean: Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, and northwestern Australia. Habitat: marine.