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muraenolepis, Ophidium Günther [A.] 1880:46, Pl. 20 (fig. A) [Report on the shore fishes procured during the voyage of H. M. S. Challenger in the years 1873-1876 v. 1 (pt 6); ref. 2011] Kai Islands, Indonesia, Banda Sea, western Pacific, Challenger station 192, depth 129 fathoms. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1879.5.14.46. Original genus should have been Ophidion. •Valid as Ophidion muraenolepis Günther 1880 -- (Allen & Swainston 1988:38 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:313 [ref. 12442], Nielsen 1997:74 [ref. 23255], Allen 1997:62 [ref. 23977], Robins in Nielsen et al. 1999:40 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 1999:1980 [ref. 24753], Nakabo 2000:438 [ref. 25086], Nielsen in Randall & Lim 2000:596 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:23 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:438 [ref. 26001], Mundy 2005:245 [ref. 28379], Hoese et al. 2006:564 [ref. 29051], Randall 2007:118 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2011:367 [ref. 31242], Larson et al. 2013:49 [ref. 32988], Motomura et al. 2017:55 [ref. 35490]). Current status: Valid as Ophidion muraenolepis Günther 1880. Ophidiidae: Ophidiinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Western Australia east to Hawaiian Islands, north to Ogasawara Islands, south to New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.