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cookei, Muraenichthys Fowler [H. W.] 1928:41, Fig. 9 [Memoirs of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum. No. 10; ref. 5596] Milaekahana, Oahu Island, Hawaiian Islands. Holotype (unique): BPBM 3421. •Valid as Muraenichthys cookei Fowler 1928 -- (McCosker 1970:509 [ref. 2931], McCosker 1977:59 [ref. 6836], Smith & McCosker 1999:1667 [ref. 24715]). •Valid as Scolecenchelys cookei (Fowler 1928) -- (Castle & McCosker 1999:121 [ref. 24075], McCosker 2002:25 [ref. 25848], Mundy 2005:136 [ref. 28379], Randall 2007:61 [ref. 30952], McCosker et al. 2012:5 [ref. 31982], Hibino et al. 2012:182 [ref. 32443], Hibino & Kimura 2015:19 [ref. 33951]). Current status: Valid as Scolecenchelys cookei (Fowler 1928). Ophichthidae: Myrophinae. Distribution: Central Pacific: Johnston Atoll and Hawaiian Islands. Habitat: marine.