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melanotaenia, Callechelys Bleeker [P.] 1864:66 [Atlas ichthyologique des Indes Orientales N√©√™rlandaises v. 4; ref. 4860] Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Holotype: RMNH 7180. Bleeker specimens: BMNH 1867.11.28.291 (1) Ambon. Apparently dates to Dec. 1864 [accompanying Pl. 193 to 1865]. Also appeared in Bleeker 1865:213 [ref. 4860]. •Mention - (McCosker 1977:63 [ref. 6836]). •Valid as Callechelys melanotaenia Bleeker 1864 -- (Asano in Masuda et al. 1984:30 [ref. 6441], Paxton et al. 1989:116 [ref. 12442], Hutchins 2001:17 [ref. 25847] as melanotaenius). •Synonym of Callechelys catostoma (Schneider 1801) -- (Randall et al. 1990:44 [ref. 15987], McCosker 1998:190 [ref. 23298] with author as Forster, McCosker 2002:27 [ref. 25848], Fricke & Kulbicki 2006:318 [ref. 28867] with author as Forster, McCosker et al. 2006:267 [ref. 29006] with author as Forster, Randall 2007:64 [ref. 30952], McCosker et al. 2011:272 [ref. 31452], Golani & Fricke 2018:27 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Synonym of Callechelys catostoma (Schneider 1801). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Habitat: marine.