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chilensis, Muraenichthys McCosker [J. E.] 1970:509, Figs. 1-5, 6b [Pacific Science v. 24 (no. 4); ref. 2931] South of Pta. Suroeste, northwestern side of Juan Fernández Islands, 33°37'15"S, 78°55'05"W, eastern Pacific. Holotype: SIO 65-645. Paratypes: (433) AMS 21355-001 (5); ANSP 144097 [ex SIO 65-655 (231)] (10); BMNH [ex SIO 65-629] (1); CAS 48088 [ex SIO 65-634] (10); MNHNC P.6307 [ex SIO 65-645] (10); SIO 65-628 (6), 65-624 (29), 65-634 (58, now 48), 65-636 (9), 65-637 (4), 65-638 (11) (ex UCLA W66-54), 65-645 (42, now 31 + 1 c&s), 65-657 (28), 65-659 (18); USNM 205477 [ex SIO 65-626] (5). Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:133 [ref. 13621], Meléndez C. et al. 1993:35 [ref. 24124], Smith 1994:32 [ref. 21917]. •Valid as Muraenichthys chilensis McCosker 1970 -- (McCosker 1977:59 [ref. 6836], Pequeño 1989:25 [ref. 14125], McCosker & Parin 1995:232 [ref. 21924], Pequeño & Sáez 2000:31 [ref. 24590], Pequeño & Lamilla 2000:434 [ref. 24906]). •Valid as Scolecenchelys chilensis (McCosker 1970) -- (Castle & McCosker 1999:121 [ref. 24075], Meléndez C. & Cornejo C. 2001:67 [ref. 26163], Dyer & Westneat 2010:599 [ref. 31446], Hibino et al. 2012:182 [ref. 32443], Hibino et al. 2013:46 [ref. 32418], Hibino & Kimura 2015:11 [ref. 33951]). Current status: Valid as Scolecenchelys chilensis (McCosker 1970). Ophichthidae: Myrophinae. Distribution: Southeastern Pacific: Juan Fernandez, Isla San Ambrosio, Isla San Félix (Chile). Habitat: marine.