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mecopterus, Ophichthus McCosker [J. E.] & Rosenblatt [R. H.] 1998:407, Figs. 6, 8a [Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences v. 50 (no. 19); ref. 23645] Nayarit, west of Laguna de Agua Brava, Mexico, 22°13.0'N, 106°10.0'W, depth 74-79 meters. Holotype: SIO 62-76. Paratypes: CAS 58340 (1); LACM 32575 [ex UCR 702.008] (1), 47325-1 [ex UCR 2352.001] (1); SIO 73-276 (1). •Valid as Ophichthus mecopterus McCosker & Rosenblatt 1998 -- (Nelson et al. 2004:63 [ref. 27807], McCosker et al. 2012:11 [ref. 31982], Page et al. 2013:63 [ref. 32708]). Current status: Valid as Ophichthus mecopterus McCosker & Rosenblatt 1998. Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.