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polylepis, Melamphaes Ebeling [A. W.] 1962:43, Fig. 20 [Dana Report No. 58; ref. 5896] South of Sri Lanka, 5°21'N, 80°38'E, Dana station D3909, depth about 2250 meters (4500 meters wire out) over bottom depth of 4120 meters. Holotype: ZMUC P41178. Paratypes: ZMA 100442 (1), ZMUC P41179-81 (3). Type catalog: Nielsen 1974:60 [ref. 9588], Nijssen et al. 1982:78 [ref. 19236]. •Valid as Melamphaes polylepis Ebeling 1962 -- (Amaoka in Amaoka et al. 1983:253, 326 [ref. 8379], Uyeno & Sato in Uyeno et al. 1983:277 [ref. 14275], Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:111 [ref. 6441], Pequeño 1989:52 [ref. 14125], Paulin et al. 1989:157 [ref. 24556], Maul 1990:613 [ref. 17237], Kotlyar 1996:274 [ref. 23292], Shinohara et al. 1996:173 [ref. 26605], Moore & Paxton 1999:2202 [ref. 24787], Nakabo 2000:480 [ref. 25086], Paxton & Moore in Randall & Lim 2000:600 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2002:480 [ref. 26001], Moore 2003:1163 [ref. 27002], Kotlyar 2004:3 [ref. 27590], Mundy 2005:298 [ref. 28379], Fricke et al. 2011:371 [ref. 31242], Kotlyar 2011:560 [ref. 31578], Kotlyar 2011:569 [ref. 31579], Kotlyar 2012:253 [ref. 32009], Mincarone et al. 2014:1548 [ref. 33546], Stewart & Bray 2015:981 [ref. 34276], Moore 2016:2165 [ref. 34570], Carneiro et al. 2019:151 [ref. 37250]). Current status: Valid as Melamphaes polylepis Ebeling 1962. Melamphaidae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical and subtropical seas; Atlantic between the equator and 20°N, the Indian Ocean between 15°N and S. Pacific between 34°N and 31°S eastward to about 109°W; northern central Pacific: Hawaiian Islands. Habitat: marine.