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godeffroyi, Muraenichthys Regan [C. T.] 1909:439 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 8) v. 4 (no. 23); ref. 14420] Bowen, Queensland, Australia. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1873.4.3.200. •See Johnson 2001:721 [ref. 25471]. Probable synonym of Muraenichthys laticaudata (Ogilby 1897) -- (McCosker 1970:507 [ref. 2931], Johnson 1999:721 [ref. 25471]). •Valid as Muraenichthys godeffroyi Regan 1909 -- (McCosker 1977:59 [ref. 6836]). •Synonym of Muraenichthys laticaudatus (Ogilby 1897) -- (Paxton et al. 1989:118 [ref. 12442]). •Valid as Scolecenchelys godeffroyi (Regan 1909) -- (Castle & McCosker 1999:121 [ref. 24075], McCosker et al. 2006:275 [ref. 29006], McCosker et al. 2012:5 [ref. 31982], Hibino et al. 2012:182 [ref. 32443], Larson et al. 2013:28 [ref. 32988] as cf. godeffroyi, McCosker 2014:339 [ref. 33288] with question, Hibino & Kimura 2015:19 [ref. 33951]). Current status: Valid as Scolecenchelys godeffroyi (Regan 1909). Ophichthidae: Myrophinae. Distribution: Western Pacific. Habitat: marine.