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niger, Alepocephalus Günther [A.] 1878:248 [21] [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 5) v. 2 (nos 7/8/9)(art. 2/22/28); ref. 2010] North of Australia, Challenger station 184, 12°08'S, 145°10'E, depth 1400 fathoms. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1887.12.7.231. On p. 21 of separate. See also Günther 1887:224, Pl. 56 (fig. B) [ref. 2013]. •Valid as Ericara niger (Günther 1878) -- (Paxton et al. 1989:210 [ref. 12442]). •Valid as Conocara nigrum (Günther 1878) -- (Sazonov 1997:787 [ref. 23745], Sazonov & Markle 1999:1893 [ref. 24739], Sazonov 2002:273 [ref. 26009], Hoese et al. 2006:388 [ref. 29035], Sazonov et al. 2009:858 [ref. 30625]). Current status: Valid as Conocara nigrum (Günther 1878). Alepocephalidae. Distribution: Coral Sea north of Australia. Habitat: marine.