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kirkii, Ophichthys Günther [A.] 1870:89 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 8; ref. 1995] Rovuma Bay, eastern Africa. Syntypes: BMNH 1864.1.9.50-51 (2), 1864.5.13.9-11 (3). See McCosker 1977:71 [ref. 6836]. •Valid as Bascanichthys kirkii (Günther 1870) -- (McCosker & Castle 1986:177 [ref. 5690], Smith & McCosker 1999:1668 [ref. 24715], McCosker in Randall & Lim 2000:586 [ref. 25122], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S95 [ref. 27377], Tang & Zhang 2004:22 [ref. 27889], Zhang et al. 2010:374 [ref. 31511], Ho et al. 2015:166 [ref. 34130], Fricke et al. 2018:42 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Bascanichthys kirkii (Günther 1870). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: South and East Africa to Madagascar. Habitat: marine.


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