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rex, Ophichthus Böhlke [J. E.] & Caruso [J. H.] 1980:239, Figs. 1-3 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 132; ref. 8737] Northern Gulf of Mexico, 28°17'N, 90°30'W, depth 64 meters. Holotype: ANSP 136745. Paratypes: ANSP 133550 (1), 135555 (1), 136744 (1), 142201 (1), 142968-69 (1, 1 head), 143064 (1), 143071 (1); GCRL 3691 (2), 4745 (2); TU 82453 (1), 88498-502 (5), 88505-06 (2), 88507 (1, skull & parts), 88508 (1), 88510 (1); UF 73592 [ex FSU 23592] (1); USNM 133826 (1), 200495 (1). Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:134 [ref. 13621], Bart & Taylor 1993:50 [ref. 20906], Smith 1994:34 [ref. 21917]. •Valid as Ophichthus rex Böhlke & Caruso 1980 -- (Robins & Ray 1986:65 [ref. 23100], McCosker et al. 1989:405 [ref. 13288], Leiby in Smith 1989:825 [ref. 13285], Boschung 1992:36 [ref. 23239], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:281 [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 rex Böhlke & Caruso 1980. Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: marine.