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gallus, Lophonectes Günther [A.] 1880:29, Pl. 15 (fig. B) [Report on the shore fishes procured during the voyage of H. M. S. Challenger in the years 1873-1876 v. 1 (pt 6); ref. 2011] South Australia, Challenger station 162, depth 38 fathoms; off Port Jackson, depth 30 fathoms. Lectotype: BMNH 1879.5.14.93-94 (larger spec.). Paralectotypes: BMNH 1879.5.14.93-94 (smaller of 2), 1879.5.14.648 (1), 1890.2.26.151-152 (2); NMI block reg. no. 114.1899 (1). Type catalog: Wheeler & O'Riordan 1969:99 [ref. 20752]. Wheeler & O'Riordan 1969:99 [ref. 20752] regarded Norman's 1934:203 mention of the larger specimen as holotype established a lectotype, but this is incorrect; lectotype established by Wheeler & O'Riordan 1969:99 [ref. 20752] [lectotype needs to be restricted to one locality]. •Valid as Lophonectes gallus Günther 1880 -- (Paulin et al. 1989:238 [ref. 24556], Francis 1993:168 [ref. 25479], Gomon et al. 1994:848 [ref. 22532], Johnson 1999:752 [ref. 25471], Hensley & Amaoka 2001:3836 [ref. 26311], Fukui et al. 2002:159 [ref. 26161], Hoese & Bray 2006:1821 [ref. 29000], Gomon 2008:810 [ref. 30616], Duffy & Ahyong 2015:119 [ref. 36167]). Current status: Valid as Lophonectes gallus Günther 1880. Bothidae. Distribution: Southwestern Pacific: southern Australia, New Zealand, Kermadec Islands. Habitat: marine.