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suborbitalis, Plectromus Gill [T. N.] 1883:258 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 6 (no. 380); ref. 1724] East of New Jersey, U.S.A., 38°52'40"N, 69°24'40"W, Albatross station 2036, depth 1735 fathoms. Holotype (unique): USNM 33271. •Valid as Melamphaes suborbitalis (Gill 1883) -- (Ebeling 1962:56 [ref. 5896], Maul 1973:344 [ref. 7171], Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:111 [ref. 6441], Maul in Whitehead et al. 1986:759 [ref. 13676], Scott & Scott 1988:320 [ref. 25518], Paxton et al. 1989:371 [ref. 12442], Paulin et al. 1989:157 [ref. 24556], McAllister 1990:130 [ref. 14674], Maul 1990:614 [ref. 17237], Kotlyar 1996:274 [ref. 23292], Santos et al. 1997:69 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:76 [ref. 24952], Parin & Kotlyar 1998:557 [ref. 24683], Kotlyar 1999:449 [ref. 24875], Nakabo 2000:480 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:480 [ref. 26001], Moore 2003:1163 [ref. 27002], Moore et al. 2003:217 [ref. 27076], Kotlyar 2004:4 [ref. 27590], Mundy 2005:298 [ref. 28379], Paxton et al. 2006:748 [ref. 28995], Kotlyar 2012:137 [ref. 31963], Kotlyar 2012:254 [ref. 32009], Stewart & Bray 2015:983 [ref. 34276], Moore 2016:2165 [ref. 34570]). Current status: Valid as Melamphaes suborbitalis (Gill 1883). Melamphaidae. Distribution: Nearly worldwide in tropical and temperate seas. Habitat: marine.