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menezesi, Ophichthus McCosker [J. E.] & Böhlke [E. B.] 1984:29, Figs. 7-9 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 136; ref. 10404] Rio Grande do Sul, Prof. W. Besnard station 1702, 28°46'S, 47°48'W, Brazil, depth 177 meters. Holotype: MZUSP 12166. Paratypes: ANSP 152303 (1, c&s), 152304 (1); CAS 53291 (1), MNHN 1983-0679 [ex MZUSP 12174] (1); MZUSP 12162 (1), 12164-65 (1, 1), 12168-69 (1, 1), 12172-73 (1, 1); USNM 263574 (1). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1993:110 [ref. 20810], Smith 1994:34 [ref. 21917]. •Valid as Ophichthus menezesi McCosker & Böhlke 1984 -- (McCosker et al. 1989:396 [ref. 13288], Leiby in Smith 1989:818 [ref. 13285], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:277 [ref. 23897], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:149 [ref. 27754], McCosker 2003:733 [ref. 26993], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:35 [ref. 27192]). Current status: Valid as Ophichthus menezesi McCosker & Böhlke 1984. Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Southwestern Atlantic. Habitat: marine.