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ophichthoides, Leptocephalus D'Ancona [U.] 1928:65, Pl. 4 (figs. 3-4a) [Memoria, Reale Comitato Talassografico Italiano No. 146; ref. 15917] Massawa, Eritrea, Red Sea. Syntypes: (3). Leptocephalus is a catch-all name for the larval stages of Anguilliformes. •Valid as "Leptocephalus" ophichthoides D'Ancona 1928 -- (Dor 1984:37 [ref. 29757], Goren & Dor 1994:9 [ref. 25356]). Ophichthidae: Myrophinae. Distribution: Red Sea. Habitat: marine.