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acuticeps, Sphagebranchus Barnard [K. H.] 1923:444 [Annals of the South African Museum v. 13 (pt 8, no. 14); ref. 191] Off mouth of Tugela River, northwest 20 miles, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean, depth 37 fathoms [68 meters]. Holotype (unique): SAM 12791 (poor condition). •Valid as Ichthyapus acuticeps (Barnard 1923) -- (McCosker 1977:68 [ref. 6836], McCosker & Castle 1986:179 [ref. 5690], McCosker 2004:172 [ref. 27619], Eagderi et al. 2019:18 [ref. 37020]). Current status: Valid as Ichthyapus acuticeps (Barnard 1923). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Southwestern Indian Ocean: South Africa. Habitat: marine.