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iredalei, Muraenichthys Whitley [G. P.] 1927:5, Fig. 1 [Records of the Australian Museum v. 16 (no. 1); ref. 15829] Michaelmas Cay, Great Barrier Reef, off Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Holotype: AMS IA.2743. Paratypes: AMS IA.2744 (1). •Probable synonym of Scolecenchelys australis (Macleay 1881) -- (Castle & McCosker 1999:121 [ref. 24075]). •Valid as Muraenichthys iredalei Whitley 1927 -- (McCosker 1970:508 [ref. 2931], McCosker 1977:59 [ref. 6836], Paxton et al. 1989:118 [ref. 12442], Smith & McCosker 1999:1667 [ref. 24715], Hutchins 2001:17 [ref. 25847]). •Synonym of Scolecenchelys australis (Macleay 1881) -- (McCosker et al. 2006:274 [ref. 29006]). •Valid as Scolecenchelys iredalei (Whitley 1927) -- (Hibino & Kimura 2015:13 [ref. 33951], Ho et al. 2015:175 [ref. 34130], Golani & Fricke 2018:29 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Scolecenchelys iredalei (Whitley 1927). Ophichthidae: Myrophinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa east to southern Japan, Fiji and Tonga. Habitat: marine.