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puncticeps, Cryptopterus Kaup [J. J.] 1859:11, Pl. 1 (fig. 2) [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 H192. Type catalog: Ladiges et al. 1958:161 [ref. 19181], Wilkens & Dohse 1993:404 [ref. 21161]. •Valid as Ophichthus puncticeps (Kaup 1859) -- (McCosker 1977:81 [ref. 6836], Leiby in Smith 1989:821 [ref. 13285], Boschung 1992:36 [ref. 23239], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:280 [ref. 23897], McCosker 2003:733 [ref. 26993], Nelson et al. 2004:63 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:63 [ref. 32708] dated 1860). Current status: Valid as Ophichthus puncticeps (Kaup 1859). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: marine.