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melanops, Melanostomias Brauer [A.] 1902:284 [Zoologischer Anzeiger v. 25 (no. 668); ref. 631] Off northwestern coast of Sumatra, 50 kilometers west of Leupung, Aceh Besar Regency, Aceh Province, Indonesia, eastern Indian Ocean, 5°23'02"N, 94°48'01"E, Valdivia station 207, depth 1024 meters. Holotype (unique): ZMB 17447. •Valid as Melanostomias melanops Brauer 1902 -- (Fujii in Uyeno et al. 1983:149 [ref. 14275], Fujii in Okamura et al. 1982:85, 330 [ref. 8256], Gibbs in Whitehead et al. 1984:359 [ref. 13675], Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:51 [ref. 6441], Machida in Okamura & Kitajima 1984:155, 340 [ref. 8057], Gibbs & Barnett 1990:329 [ref. 14915], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:529 [ref. 23897], Harold 1999:1913 [ref. 24741], Nakabo 2000:336 [ref. 25086], Shinohara et al. 2001:298 [ref. 25995], Nakabo 2002:336 [ref. 26001], Harold 2003:912 [ref. 27001], Menezes et al. in Menezes et al. 2003:47 [ref. 27192], Moore et al. 2003:190 [ref. 27076], Shinohara et al. 2005:407 [ref. 28370], Mundy 2005:187 [ref. 28379], Fricke et al. 2014:26 [ref. 33932], Kenaley & Stewart 2015:513 [ref. 34248], Harold 2016:1814 [ref. 34568], Carneiro et al. 2019:102 [ref. 37250]). Current status: Valid as Melanostomias melanops Brauer 1902. Stomiidae: Melanostomiinae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical through subtropical seas, but not eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.