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anguiformis, Ophichthys (Sphaegebranchus) Peters [W. (C. H.)] 1877:849 [Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1876; ref. 3454] Cape Verde Islands, south of Leton Rock, Atlantic, 15°40'01"N, 23°05'08"W, depth 38 fathoms. Holotype (unique): ZMB 9777. •Valid as Verma anguiformis (Peters 1877) -- (Blache et al. 1973:250 [ref. 7185]). •Valid as Apterichtus anguiformis (Peters 1877) -- (McCosker 1977:66 [ref. 6836], Bauchot in Whitehead et al. 1986:578 [ref. 13676], McCosker et al. 1989:318 [ref. 13288], Machida & Ohta 1994:3 [ref. 21444], Golani 1996:22 [ref. 22271], Castriota & Campagnuolo 1998:198 [ref. 23490], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:18 [ref. 36649] as Apterichthus a., Wirtz et al. 2013:118 [ref. 32972], McCosker & Hibino 2015:53 [ref. 33725], McCosker 2016:1662 [ref. 34558]). Current status: Valid as Apterichtus anguiformis (Peters 1877). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea, eastern Atlantic: Morocco south to Cape Verde Islands. Habitat: marine.