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pacificus, Parazen Kamohara [T.] 1935:245 [English p. 247], Fig. [Dobutsugaku Zasshi = Zoological Magazine Tokyo v. 47 (no. 558); ref. 5617] Mimase, Kochi Prefecture, Japan. Holotype: BSKU. Kamohara "neotype": BSKU 631. Type catalog: Kamohara 1961:5 [ref. 19282], "Neotype" designated by Kamohara 1961:5 [ref. 19282], but neotype designation was not made in a revisory work and is invalid. A single specimen is mentioned in the original description (of 235 mm). •Valid as Parazen pacificus Kamohara 1935 -- (Ida in Okamura et al. 1982:215, 370 [ref. 8256], Machida in Masuda et al. 1984:118 [ref. 6441], Machida in Okamura et al. 1985:447, 657 [ref. 8056], Paxton et al. 1989:386 [ref. 12442], Heemstra in Smith & Heemstra 1995:ix [ref. 21953], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:1031 [ref. 23897], Heemstra 1999:2257 [ref. 24791], Nakabo 2000:505 [ref. 25086], Heemstra in Randall & Lim 2000:602 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:26 [ref. 25847], Kotlyar 2001:725 [ref. 25915], Shinohara et al. 2001:311 [ref. 25995], Nakabo 2002:505 [ref. 26001], Tyler et al. 2003:15 [ref. 26742], Heemstra 2003:1204 [ref. 27043], Moore et al. 2003:221 [ref. 27076], Shinohara et al. 2005:422 [ref. 28370], Paxton et al. 2006:794 [ref. 28996], Motomura et al. 2010:85 [ref. 31256], Fricke et al. 2011:374 [ref. 31242], Fricke et al. 2018:118 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Parazen pacificus Kamohara 1935. Parazenidae: Parazeninae. Distribution: Western Atlantic, Indo-West Pacific: South Africa to Madagascar; southern Japan south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.