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cephalopeltis, Sphagebranchus Bleeker [P.] 1863:128 [Natuurkundige Verhandelingen van de Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen te Haarlem (Ser. 2) v. 18 (1862); ref. 395] Ghana. Syntypes: RMNH 3826 (3). Original as Sphagebranchus? cephalopeltis. •Valid as Dalophis cephalopeltis (Bleeker 1863) -- (McCosker 1977:72 [ref. 6836], Castle 1984:38 [ref. 6171], Leiby 1990:181 [ref. 13652], Bauchot in Lévêque et al. 1990:93 [ref. 21589], Poll & Gosse 1995:83 [ref. 24781], Vreven & De Vos 2007:183 [ref. 30015], Félix et al. 2016:D [4] [ref. 34346], McCosker 2016:1662 [ref. 34558], Reiner 2019:66 [ref. 38139]). Current status: Valid as Dalophis cephalopeltis (Bleeker 1863). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: including São Tomé and Principe. Habitat: brackish, marine.