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bascanoides, Bascanichthys Osburn [R. C.] & Nichols [J. T.] 1916:147, Fig. 4 [Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History v. 35 (art. 16); ref. 15062] Off San Cristobal Bay, Baja California (stomach content). Holotype (unique): USNM 87541 [ex AMNH 5201]. Type catalog: Smith 1994:28 [ref. 21917]. •Valid as Bascanichthys bascanoides Osburn & Nichols 1916 -- (McCosker 1977:71 [ref. 6836], McCosker & Rosenblatt in Fischer et al. 1995:1332 [ref. 22830], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:242 [ref. 24545], Nelson et al. 2004:62 [ref. 27807], Love et al. 2005:19 [ref. 37547], Page et al. 2013:62 [ref. 32708], Moreno et al. 2016:13 [ref. 35398]). Current status: Valid as Bascanichthys bascanoides Osburn & Nichols 1916. Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific: Pacific coast of Baja California Sur and central Gulf of California (Mexico) south to Panama, including Cocos Island (Costa Rica). Habitat: marine.