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dentex, Thysanactis Regan [C. T.] & Trewavas [E.] 1930:58, Pl. 2 (fig. 1); Figs. 35-36 [Danish Dana Expedition 1920-22 in the North Atlantic and the Gulf of Panama, Oceanographical Reports. v. 2 (no. 6); ref. 3681] Caribbean Sea; western Atlantic. Syntypes: BMNH 1929.7.6.8 (1), 1929.7.6.9 (1); ZMUC P202078-80 (1, 1, 1). Type catalog: Nielsen 1974:24 [ref. 9588]. •Valid as Melanostomias dentex Regan & Trewavas 1930 -- (Shinohara et al. 2005:406 [ref. 28370]). •Valid as Thysanactis dentex Regan & Trewavas 1930 -- (Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:51 [ref. 6441], Paxton et al. 1989:203 [ref. 12442], Gibbs & Barnett 1990:336 [ref. 14915], Harold 1999:1913 [ref. 24741], Nakabo 2000:330 [ref. 25086], Hutchins 2001:19 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:330 [ref. 26001], Harold 2003:912 [ref. 27001], Mundy 2005:189 [ref. 28379], Paxton et al. 2006:451 [ref. 28995], Fricke et al. 2011:358 [ref. 31242], Harold 2016:1815 [ref. 34568]). Current status: Valid as Thysanactis dentex Regan & Trewavas 1930. Stomiidae: Melanostomiinae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical seas (including Hawaiian Islands), but not in the eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.