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crocodilinus, Ophisurus Bennett [E. T.] 1833:32 [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1833 (pt 1); ref. 16786] Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia [original locality Mauritius]. Neotype: USNM 313600. Neotype designated by McCosker & Randall 2001:14 [ref. 25635] •Valid as Brachysomophis crocodilinus (Bennett 1833) -- (McCosker 1977:74 [ref. 6836], Asano in Masuda et al. 1984:31 [ref. 6441], Winterbottom et al. 1989:11 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:44 [ref. 15987], Randall 1995:61 [ref. 22896], McCosker & Castle 1986:178 [ref. 5690], Allen 1997:58 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:44 [ref. 25919], Fricke 1999:62 [ref. 24106], Smith & McCosker 1999:1668 [ref. 24715], Nakabo 2000:225 [ref. 25086], Randall & Earle 2000:8 [ref. 25806], McCosker & Randall 2001:14 [ref. 25635], Hutchins 2001:17 [ref. 25847], McCosker 2002:26 [ref. 25848], Nakabo 2002:225 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:23 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:612 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:6 [ref. 27624], Tang & Zhang 2004:21 [ref. 27889], Heemstra et al. 2004:3316 [ref. 27945], Randall 2005:30 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:131 [ref. 28379], McCosker et al. 2006:267 [ref. 29006], Randall 2007:57, 63 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:19 [ref. 30213], Zhang et al. 2010:362 [ref. 31511], Allen & Erdmann 2012:102 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:22 [ref. 33932], McCosker 2014:339 [ref. 33288], McCosker & Ho 2014:95 [ref. 33573], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:4 [ref. 33988], Ho et al. 2015:166 [ref. 34130], Fricke et al. 2018:42 [ref. 35805], Fricke et al. 2019:53 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Brachysomophis crocodilinus (Bennett 1833). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Society Islands and Johnston Atoll, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.