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peli, Poecilophis Kaup [J. J.] 1856:67 [Archiv für Naturgeschichte v. 22 (pt. 1); ref. 2572] Ghana. Holotype: RMNH.Pisc. 3786. Also in Kaup 1856:102, Fig. 68 [ref. 2573]. Blache 1867:696 serves as first reviser selecting pele over leucomtei described on the same page in the same publication (Smith 2012:6 [ref. 32155]). •Valid as Echidna peli (Kaup 1856) -- (Böhlke et al. 1989:130 [ref. 13286], Smith & Böhlke 1990:138 [ref. 19379], Wirtz et al. 2007:4, 24 [ref. 30263], Smith 2012:6 [ref. 32155], Wirtz et al. 2013:117 [ref. 32972], Smith & Brito 2016:1623 [ref. 34557], Reiner 2019:58 [ref. 38139]). Current status: Valid as Echidna peli (Kaup 1856). Muraenidae: Muraeninae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: including São Tomé and Principe. Habitat: marine.