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armatus, Acanthonus Günther [A.] 1878:23 [7] [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 5) v. 2 (nos 7/8/9)(art. 2/22/28); ref. 2010] North of New Guinea, Challenger station 218, depth 1075 fathoms. Holotype: BMNH 1884.12.7.56. BMNH 1887.12.7.56 from Challenger station 205, Philippines, depth 1050 fathoms [may be part of type series, but not mentioned in 1878 paper]. On p. 7 of separate. See also Günther 1887:117, Pl. 24 (fig. A) [ref. 2013]. •Valid as Acanthonus armatus Günther 1878 -- (Cohen & Nielsen 1978:18 [ref. 881], Machida in Masuda et al. 1984:99 [ref. 6441], Nielsen 1990:564 [ref. 16246], Nielsen & Quéro 1991:193 [ref. 20072], Nielsen 1997:54 [ref. 23255], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:704 [ref. 23897], Fricke 1999:100 [ref. 24106], Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:51 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 1999:1980 [ref. 24753], Nakabo 2000:436 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:436 [ref. 26001], Nielsen & Robins 2003:968 [ref. 27008], Moore et al. 2003:205 [ref. 27076], Mundy 2005:242 [ref. 28379], Castellanos-Galindo et al. 2006:197 [ref. 28944], Garrido-Linares & Acero P. 2006:293 [ref. 28946], Mincarone et al. 2008:48 [ref. 29626], Fricke et al. 2009:27 [ref. 30213], Fricke et al. 2011:366 [ref. 31242], Lins Oliveira et al. 2015:107 [ref. 37485], Nielsen 2016:1950 [ref. 34583], Vieira et al. 2016:[6] [ref. 34869], Carneiro et al. 2019:156 [ref. 37250]). Current status: Valid as Acanthonus armatus Günther 1878. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical and subtropical seas. Habitat: marine.