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punctifer, Crotalopsis Kaup [J. J.] 1859:13, Pl. 1 (fig. 3) [Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Naturwissenschaften herausgegeben von dem Naturwissenschaftlichen Verein in Hamburg v. 4 (no. 2); ref. 2586] Puerto Cabello, Venezuela. Holotype (unique): ZMH 392. •Valid as Echiophis punctifer (Kaup 1859) -- (Robins & Ray 1986:64 [ref. 23100], McCosker et al. 1989:362 [ref. 13288], Leiby in Smith 1989:831 [ref. 13285], Cervigón 1991:62 [ref. 24472], Boschung 1992:34 [ref. 23239], Cervigón 1992:372 [ref. 23827], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:264 [ref. 23897], Aguilera 1998:47 [ref. 24221], McCosker & Randall 2001:3 [ref. 25635], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:34 [ref. 27192], Nelson et al. 2004:62 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:62 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:25 [ref. 33341], Lins Oliveira et al. 2015:48 [ref. 37485], McCosker 2016:1664 [ref. 34558]). Current status: Valid as Echiophis punctifer (Kaup 1859). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico south to southern Brazil; eastern Atlantic: including São Tomé and Principe. Habitat: marine.