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Malacosteus Ayres [W. O.] 1848:69 Masc. Malacosteus niger Ayres 1848. Type by monotypy. Appeared first in Ayres (Nov.) 1848 as above, then in Ayres (Mar.- Sept.) 1849:53 [ref. 5864]. •Valid as Malacosteus Ayres 1848 -- (Morrow 1964:543 [ref. 6958], Goodyear 1973:142 [ref. 7176], Kawaguchi & Moser 1984:171 [ref. 13642], Gibbs in Whitehead et al. 1984:369 [ref. 13675], Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:53 [ref. 6441], Fink 1985:11 [ref. 5171], Goodyear & Gibbs 1986:235 [ref. 5658], Paxton et al. 1989:204 [ref. 12442], Gomon et al. 1994:262 [ref. 22532], Harold 1999:1917 [ref. 24741], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:222 [ref. 25968], Harold 2003:903 [ref. 27001], Paxton et al. 2006:455 [ref. 28994], Kenaley 2007:888 [ref. 29441], Kenaley et al. 2008:253 [ref. 30630], Parin et al. 2014:148 [ref. 33547], Kenaley & Stewart 2015:528 [ref. 34248], Bañón et al. 2016:310 [ref. 34397], Schnell & Johnson 2017:1 [ref. 35193], Brown et al. 2019:159 [ref. 36444], Fricke et al. 2019:62 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Malacosteus Ayres 1848. Stomiidae: Malacosteinae.