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Species in the genus Pisodonophis: [ 29 ] records


acuminata, Anguilla (Ophisurus) Swainson [W.] 1839:334 [The natural history and classification v. 2; ref. 4303] Estuaries near Calcutta, India. Based on Gray, Ind. Zool. i. pl. 91. fig. 2 -- which is Gray 1832:Pl. 91 (fig. 2) [ref. 1878]. •Synonym of Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton 1822) -- (Kottelat 2013:47 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton 1822). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.

assamensis, Pisodonophis Sen [T. K.] 1986:241, Figs. 1-3 [Bulletin of the Zoological Survey of India v. 7 (nos 2-3) (for Dec. 1985); ref. 9132] Dolu River at Barakhola, Silchar District, Lower Assam, India. Holotype (unique): ZSI FF2159. See Das 2003:350 [ref. 27706] as Pisodonopsis and dated 1985. •Synonym of Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton 1822) -- (Talwar & Jhingran 1991:86 [ref. 20764], Kottelat 2013:47 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton 1822). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

baccidens, Ophiurus Cantor [T. E.] 1849:1302 [320], Pl. 5 (fig. 1) [Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal v. 18 (pt 2); ref. 715] Sea of Penang, Malaysia; Singapore. Syntypes: BMNH 1860.3.19.397 (1) Sea of Pinang. On p. 320 of separate. Original genus should have been spelled Ophisurus. •Synonym of Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson 1848) -- (Kottelat 2013:47 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson 1848). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.

boro, Ophisurus Hamilton [F.] 1822:20, 363 [An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges; ref. 2031] Calcutta, Ganges River estuary, India. No types known. Information on type locality see Britz 2019:38 [ref. 37532]. Hamilton's original illustration reproduced by Britz 2019:Pl. 13 [ref. 37532]. •Valid as Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton 1822) -- (McCosker 1977:83 [ref. 6836], Ataur Rahman 1989:43 [ref. 24860], Castle 1984:39 [ref. 6171], McCosker & Castle 1986:185 [ref. 5690], Allen & Swainston 1988:34 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:120 [ref. 12442], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:86 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:13 [ref. 23448], Kuang in Pan et al. 1991:60 [ref. 23876] as Pisoodonophis, Poll & Gosse 1995:83 [ref. 24781], Rainboth 1996:58 [ref. 22772], Allen 1997:56 [ref. 23977], George et al. 1999:328 [ref. 24214], Smith & McCosker 1999:1669 [ref. 24715], Nakabo 2000:224 [ref. 25086], McCosker in Randall & Lim 2000:586 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:118 [ref. 25191], Sakai et al. 2001:85 [ref. 25693], Hutchins 2001:17 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:224 [ref. 26001], Raju Thomas et al. 2002:49 [ref. 26359], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S95 [ref. 27377], Khan 2003:6 [ref. 27710], Ataur Rahman 2003:58 [ref. 31338], Tang & Zhang 2004:20 [ref. 27889], McCosker et al. 2006:273 [ref. 29006], Zhang et al. 2010:353 [ref. 31511], Fricke et al. 2011:352 [ref. 31342], Ji & Kim 2011:61 [ref. 31152], Larson et al. 2013:27 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:47 [ref. 32989], McCosker 2014:339 [ref. 33288], Psomadakis et al. 2015:148 [ref. 34104], Ho et al. 2015:174 [ref. 34130], Motomura et al. 2017:33 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:45 [ref. 35805], Bleher 2018:78 [ref. 36647], Hibino et al. 2019:303 [ref. 36433], Psomadakis et al. 2020:278 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton 1822). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: South Africa, East Africa and Madagascar east to Society Islands. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

brachysoma, Ophisurus Bleeker [P.] 1853:776 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 3 (no. 5); ref. 335] Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. Bleeker specimens: BMNH 1867.11.29.244 (1) Macassar. •Synonym of Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson 1848). Current status: Synonym of Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson 1848). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

brevimanus, Ophichthys (Pisodontophis) Regan [C. T.] 1903:622 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 7) v. 12 (no. 72) (art. 64); ref. 13401] Río Vaqueria near La Tola, northwestern Ecuador. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1902.7.29.51. •Synonym of Pisodonophis daspilotus Gilbert 1898 -- (J. M. McCosker, pers. comm. 6/2001). Current status: Synonym of Pisodonophis daspilotus Gilbert 1898. Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.

cancrivorus, Ophisurus Richardson [J.] 1848:97, Pl. 50 (figs. 6-9) [Ichthyology of the voyage of H. M. S. Erebus & Terror v. 2 (2); ref. 3740] Port Essington, Northern Territory, Australia [Arafura Sea, eastern Indian Ocean]. Holotype: Whereabouts unknown. Additional original materia: BMNH 1938.12.21.1 (1) Singapore, BMNH 1938.12.21.2 (1) Philippine Is. Two specimens questionably referred and not regarded as types. •Valid as Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson 1848) -- (McCosker 1977:83 [ref. 6836], Dor & Palmer 1977:138 [ref. 21143], Castle 1984:39 [ref. 6171], Dor 1984:36 [ref. 29757], Asano in Masuda et al. 1984:31 [ref. 6441], McCosker & Castle 1986:185 [ref. 5690], Allen & Swainston 1988:34 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:120 [ref. 12442], Ataur Rahman 1989:44 [ref. 24860], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:87 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:13 [ref. 23448], Poll & Gosse 1995:83 [ref. 24781], Goren & Dor 1994:9 [ref. 25356], Quéro & Saldanha 1995:75 [ref. 22017], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:72 [ref. 27969], Rainboth 1996:58 [ref. 22772], Allen 1997:56 [ref. 23977], Larson & Williams 1997:347 [ref. 23967], Anderson et al. 1998:21 [ref. 23611], Myers 1999:57 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:67 [ref. 24106], Smith & McCosker 1999:1669 [ref. 24715], Nakabo 2000:224 [ref. 25086], Kimura & Peristiwady in Matsuura & Peristiwady 2000:111 [ref. 27511] dating to 1844, McCosker in Randall & Lim 2000:586 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:17 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:224 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:24 [ref. 26830] as cancrivora, Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S95 [ref. 27377], Ataur Rahman 2003:59 [ref. 31338], Tang & Zhang 2004:20 [ref. 27889], McCosker et al. 2006:273 [ref. 29006], Fricke et al. 2009:19 [ref. 30213], Motomura et al. 2010:74 [ref. 31256], Zhang et al. 2010:351 [ref. 31511], Ji & Kim 2011:61 [ref. 31152], Allen & Erdmann 2012:109 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:28 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:47 [ref. 32989], Yoshida et al. 2013:24 [ref. 34464], McCosker 2014:339 [ref. 33288], Shinohara et al. 2014:236 [ref. 33330], Fricke et al. 2015:64 [ref. 33895], Psomadakis et al. 2015:148 [ref. 34104], Ho et al. 2015:175 [ref. 34130], Hibino in Kimura et al. 2015:11 [ref. 34319], Miesen et al. 2016:81 [ref. 34492], Motomura et al. 2017:34 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:45 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:28 [ref. 36273], Hibino in Kimura et al. 2018:27 [ref. 36460], Bleher 2018:80 [ref. 36647], Hibino et al. 2019:303 [ref. 36433], Psomadakis et al. 2020:278 [ref. 37272], Sonoyama et al. 2020:18 [ref. 37637]). Current status: Valid as Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson 1848). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Red Sea; Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Algoa Bay (South Africa), Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to French Polynesia, north to Japan, south to Australia (Northern Territory and Queensland). Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

caudatus, Ophisurus McClelland [J.] 1844:185, 204, Pl. 12 (fig. 3) [Calcutta Journal of Natural History v. 5 (no. 18); ref. 2928] Bengal. Syntypes: SMF 296 (4). •Synonym of Pisodonophis boro (Hamiltom 1822) -- (Kottelat 2013:47 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton 1822). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.

chrysogaster, Myrophis Macleay [W.] 1881:271 [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v. 6 (pt 2); ref. 6222] Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. Holotype (unique): AMS I.16267-001 [ex MAMU F115]. Type catalog: Stanbury 1969:205 [ref. 19518] listed MAMU F115 as holotype. •Synonym of Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson 1848) -- (Paxton et al. 1989:120-121 [ref. 12442], Larson & Williams 1997:347 [ref. 23967], Kottelat 2013:47 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson 1848). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

copelandi, Pisoodonophis Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1953:10 [Philippine Journal of Science v. 82 (no. 1); ref. 11046] Off Dewey Blvd., Manila Bay, Luzon Island, Philippines. Holotype: USNM 202516 [ex UW 6485]. Paratypes: USNM 202571 [ex UW 19694] (1). Type catalog: Meldrim & Wadley 1968:873 [ref. 31181], Smith 1994:35 [ref. 21917]. Original genus should have been Pisodonophis. •Valid as Pisodonophis copelandi Herre 1953 -- (McCosker 1977:83 [ref. 6836], Smith & McCosker 1999:1669 [ref. 24715], Ji & Kim 2011:61 [ref. 31152], McCosker 2014:339 [ref. 33288] with question). Current status: Valid as Pisodonophis copelandi Herre 1953. Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Philippines. Habitat: marine.

daspilotus, Pisoodonophis Gilbert [C. H.] in Jordan & Evermann 1898:2803 [Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 47; ref. 2445] Pond at Miraflores, Panama. Lectotype: ?CAS-SU 5820. Paralectotypes: (3) ?BMNH 1903.5.15.439 (1), CAS-SU 6948 (?now 2). Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:50 [ref. 12291] with a holotype. Author is C. H. Gilbert. Original genus should have been spelled Pisodnophis. Lectotype established in Gilbert & Starks 1904, Pl. 7 (fig. 12) [ref. 1639]. •Valid as Pisodonophis daspilotus Gilbert 1898 -- (McCosker 1977:83 [ref. 6836], Allen & Robertson 1994:54 [ref. 22193], McCosker & Rosenblatt in Fischer et al. 1995:1340 [ref. 22830], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:98 [ref. 24550], Nelson et al. 2004:63 [ref. 27807], Ji & Kim 2011:61 [ref. 31152], Page et al. 2013:64 [ref. 32708]). Current status: Valid as Pisodonophis daspilotus Gilbert 1898. Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.

harancha, Ophisurus Hamilton [F.] 1822:21, 363 [An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges; ref. 2031] Botanical Garden of Calcutta, Ganges River system, India. No types known. Spelled hurancha by Gray 1831: Pl. 95 (fig. 2) [ref. 1878]. Simultaneous subjective synonym of Ophisurus boro; Bleeker 1853:78 gave precedence to boro. Information on type locality see Britz 2019:38 [ref. 37532]. Hamilton's original illustration reproduced by Britz 2019:Pl. 14 [ref. 37532]. •Synonym of Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton 1822) -- (Kottelat 2013:47 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton 1822). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.

hoevenii, Ophisurus Bleeker [P.] 1853:172 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 5 (no. 1); ref. 16912] Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. Bleeker specimens: BMNH 1867.11.28.314 (1) Macassar. Also appeared in Bleeker 1853:67 [ref. 339]. •Valid as Pisodonophis hoevenii (Bleeker 1853) -- (McCosker 1977:83 [ref. 6836], Randall 1995:63 [ref. 22896], Carpenter et al. 1997:108 [ref. 23922], Smith & McCosker 1999:1669 [ref. 24715], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S95 [ref. 27377], Ji & Kim 2011:61 [ref. 31152], Eagderi et al. 2019:19 [ref. 37020]). Current status: Valid as Pisodonophis hoevenii (Bleeker 1853). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf; eastern Indonesia. Habitat: marine.

hypselopterus, Ophiurus Bleeker [P.] 1851:69 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 2 (no. 1); ref. 327] Bandjarmasin, Borneo, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. Bleeker specimens: BMNH 1867.11.28.279 (1) no locality. •Valid as Pisodonophis hypselopterus (Bleeker 1851) -- (McCosker 1977:83 [ref. 6836], Kottelat et al. 1993:13 [ref. 23448], Smith & McCosker 1999:1669 [ref. 24715], Ji & Kim 2011:61 [ref. 31152], Kottelat 2013:47 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Valid as Pisodonophis hypselopterus (Bleeker 1851). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Western Pacific. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

immaculata, Anguilla (Ophisurus) Swainson [W.] 1839:334 [The natural history and classification v. 2; ref. 4303] Estuaries ear Calcutta, India. Based on Gray, Ind. Zool. i. pl. 91. fig. 1 -- which is Gray 1832:Pl. 91 (fig. 1) [ref. 1878]. •Synonym of Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton 1822) -- (Kottelat 2013:47 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton 1822). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.

macgregori, Pisoodonophis Jordan [D. S.] & Richardson [R. E.] 1908:238, Fig. 2 [Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries v. 27(Doc. 640) (for 1907); ref. 2492] Manila, Philippines. Holotype (unique): CAS-SU 20210. Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:50 [ref. 12291]. Original genus should have been Pisodonophis. •Probably a synonym of Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson 1848) -- (J. McCosker pers. commun. 01/20). Current status: Synonym of Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson 1848). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.

madagascariensis, Ophichthys Fourmanoir [P.] 1961:102, Fig. 16 [Mémoires de l'Institut Scientifique de Madagascar. Série F. Océanographie v. 4; ref. 9346] Nosy Iranza, northwestern Madagascar, southwestern Indian Ocean, depth 230 meters (stomach content). Syntypes: IRSMNB (5) lost. •Valid as Ophichthus madagascariensis Fourmanoir 1961 -- (McCosker 1977:81 [ref. 6836], Fricke 1999:66 [ref. 24106]). •Synonym of Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson 1848) -- (McCosker 2010:2 [ref. 30840], Kottelat 2013:47 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2018:45 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Synonym of Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson 1848). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Southwestern Indian Ocean: Madagascar, Mauritius (Mascarenes). Habitat: marine.

microstoma, Conger Eydoux [J. F. T.] & Souleyet [F. A.] 1850:205, Pl. 9 (fig. 3) [Voyage autour du monde; ref. 4501] Macao, China. Holotype (unique): MNHN B-2736. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1993:106 [ref. 20810]. •Synonym of Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton 1822) -- (Bauchot et al. 1993:106 [ref. 20810], Kottelat 2013:47 [ref. 32989] with question). Current status: Synonym of Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton 1822). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

minimus, Ophisurus McClelland [J.] 1844:185, 204, 212, Pl. 10 (figs. 3-4) [Calcutta Journal of Natural History v. 5 (no. 18); ref. 2928] Bengal, India. No types known. •Synonym of Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton 1922) -- (Kottelat 2013:47 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton 1822). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.

moluccensis, Pisoodonophis Bleeker [P.] 1864:72, Pl. 193 (fig. 2) [Atlas ichthyologique des Indes Orientales Néêrlandaises v. 4; ref. 4860] Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. Bleeker specimens: BMNH 1867.11.28.236 (1) Ambon. Text published 19 Dec. 1864. Also appeared in Bleeker 1865:214 [p. 2 of separate] [ref. 17037]. Original genus should have been Pisodonophis. •See McCosker 1977:69 [ref. 6836]. •Synonym of Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson 1848) -- (Kottelat 2013:47 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson 1848). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.

nigrepinnis, Ophisurus Liénard [F.] 1842:90 [Rapport Annuel sur les travaux de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de l'Ile Maurice No. 13 (for 1842-1843); ref. 20927] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Syntypes: (2). For comments on authorship see Monod 1976:22 [ref. 30339]. Not used as valid after 1899; therefore reversal of precedence (ICZN Art. 23.9) in favor of Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson 1848). •In the synonymy of Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson 1848) -- (Fricke 1999:67 [ref. 24106], Fricke et al. 2009:19 [ref. 30213]). Current status: Synonym of Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson 1848). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

potamophilus, Ophisurus Bleeker [P.] 1854:458 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 5 (no. 3); ref. 338] Sambas, western Borneo, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. Bleeker specimens: BMNH 1867.11.28.232 (1) Borneo. Also appeared in Bleeker 1853:68 [ref. 339]. Synonym of Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton 1822) -- (Kottelat 2013:47 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton 1822). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.

puncticulata, Anguilla (Ophisurus) Swainson [W.] 1839:334 [The natural history and classification v. 2; ref. 4303] Based on Ham. fig. 5 -- which is Hamilton 1822:Pl. 5 (fig. 5) [ref. 2031]. Unneeded new name for Ophisurus hijala Hamilton 1822. •Synonym of Pisodonophis hijala (Hamilton 1822) -- (Kottelat 2013:47 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Pisodonophis hijala (Hamilton 1822). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.

rostratus, Ophisurus McClelland [J.] 1844:184, 211 [Calcutta Journal of Natural History v. 5 (no. 18); ref. 2928] Bengal, India. Based on an unpublished Hamilton drawing. A junior homonym of Ophisurus rostratus Quoy & Gaimard 1824. •Synonym of Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton 1822) -- (Kottelat 2013:47 [ref. 32989]) Current status: Synonym of Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton 1822). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.

rubicandus, Pisoodonophis Chen [J. T. F.] 1929:18, Pl. 1 (figs. 2-2A) [Bulletin of the Biology Department, Science College, Sun Yatsen University v. 1 (no. 1); ref. 16075] Hoihow, Kwangtung, China. Holotype (unique): ZLSYU 2171. Original genus should have been Pisodonophis. •Synonym of Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton 1822) -- (Zhang et al. 2010:353 [ref. 31511]). Current status: Synonym of Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton 1822). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

schaapii, Ophisurus Bleeker [P.] 1852:53 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 3 (no. 1); ref. 16832] Pankalpinang, Bangka, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. Bleeker specimen: BMNH 1867.11.28.285 (1). Also in Bleeker 1853:735. •Synonym of Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson 1848) -- (Kottelat 2013:47 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson 1848). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.

semicinctus, Ophisurus Richardson [J.] 1848:99 [Ichthyology of the voyage of H. M. S. Erebus & Terror v. 2 (2); ref. 3740] West Africa north of the Equator. Syntypes: BMNH 2011.5.4.1 (1, the primary specimen), BMNH 1845.10.4.8? (stuffed). Objectively invalid; preoccupied by Ophisurus semicinctus Lay & Bennett 1839; however if both species names have not been considered congeneric after 1899, current usage can be maintained but the case should be referred to the Commission for a ruling (Art. 23.9.5). •Valid as Pisodonophis semicinctus (Richardson 1848) -- (Blache et al. 1973:250 [ref. 7185], McCosker 1977:83 [ref. 6836], Bauchot in Whitehead et al. 1986:585 [ref. 13676], Leiby 1990:191 [ref. 13652], Insacco & Zava 1999:283 [ref. 24568], Afonso et al. 1999:82 [ref. 25466], Bañón et al. 2002:879 [ref. 26949], Tweddle & Anderson 2008:6 [ref. 29604], Wirtz et al. 2007:25 [ref. 30263], Bañon et al. 2010:6 [ref. 31029], Ji & Kim 2011:61 [ref. 31152], McCosker 2016:1666 [ref. 34558], Carneiro et al. 2019:65 [ref. 37250], Reiner 2019:72 [ref. 38139], Bariche & Fricke 2020:36 [ref. 37515], Gökoğlu et al. 2020:37 [ref. 37464]). Current status: Valid as Pisodonophis semicinctus (Richardson 1848). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea; eastern Atlantic: Morocco south to Angola, including São Tomé and Principe. Habitat: brackish, marine.

sinensis, Ophisurus Richardson [J.] 1848:98 [Ichthyology of the voyage of H. M. S. Erebus & Terror v. 2 (2); ref. 3740] Canton, China. Holotype (unique): Cambridge Philosophical Institution. Simultaneous synonym of Ophisurus concrivorus Richadson; Kaup 1856 gave presedence to cancrivorus. •Synonym of Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson 1848) -- (Kottelat 2013:47 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson 1848). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.

vermiformis, Ophisurus McClelland [J.] 1844:184, 204, 212, Pl. 12 (fig. 2) [Calcutta Journal of Natural History v. 5 (no. 18); ref. 2928] Bengal, India. Syntypes: SMF 701 (2) Bengal. •Synonym of Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton 1822) -- (Kottelat 2013:47 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton 1822). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.