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megalops, Ophichthus Asano [H.] 1987:135, Figs. 1-2 [Japanese Journal of Ichthyology v. 34 (no. 2); ref. 6705] Off Owase, Kumano-nada coast, Mie Prefecture, Japan, depth about 360 meters. Holotype (unique): FAKU 19057. •Valid as Ophichthus megalops Asano 1987 -- (Nakabo 2000:223 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:223 [ref. 26001], McCosker 2010:28 [ref. 30840], McCosker et al. 2012:7 [ref. 31982], McCosker & Ho 2015:72 [ref. 34123], Ho et al. 2015:173 [ref. 34130], Fricke et al. 2019:53 [ref. 36673], Hibino et al. 2019:302 [ref. 36433], Sumod et al. 2019:117 [ref. 37023], Hibino et al. 2019:141 [ref. 37155]). Current status: Valid as Ophichthus megalops Asano 1987. Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Japan and Taiwan. Habitat: marine.