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xysturus, Ophichthys Jordan [D. S.] & Gilbert [C. H.] 1882:346 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 4 (no. 237); ref. 2470] Mazatl├ín, Sinaloa, western Mexico. Syntypes: USNM 28142 (1, not found in 1980), 28247 (1), 29642 (1). Type catalog: Smith 1994:35 [ref. 21917]. •Synonym of Myrichthys tigrinus Girard 1859 -- (McCosker & Rosenblatt 1993:165 [ref. 21180]). •Valid as Myrichthys xysturus (Jordan & Gilbert 1882) -- (McCosker 1977:79 [ref. 6836], McCosker 1998:196 [ref. 23298], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:188 [ref. 30957]). Current status: Valid as Myrichthys xysturus (Jordan & Gilbert 1882). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.