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melanoporus, Ophichthus Kanazawa [R. H.] 1963:284, Figs. 2B, 3; Pl. 1 (right) [Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 76; ref. 4901] Straits of Florida, west of Andros Island, Bahamas, 24°04'N, 79°15'W, Combat station 448, depth 250 fathoms. Holotype: USNM 191118. Paratypes: ?UF 97628 [ex TABL] (1), USNM 191119 (3). Type catalog: Smith 1994:34 [ref. 21917]. •Valid as Ophichthus melanoporus Kanazawa 1963 -- (McCosker 1977:81 [ref. 6836], Robins & Ray 1986:65 [ref. 23100], McCosker et al. 1989:394 [ref. 13288], Leiby in Smith 1989:817 [ref. 13285], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:276 [ref. 23897], McCosker 2003:733 [ref. 26993], Nelson et al. 2004:63 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:63 [ref. 32708]). Current status: Valid as Ophichthus melanoporus Kanazawa 1963. Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: marine.