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megalops, Acanthias Macleay [W.] 1881:367 [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v. 6 (pt 2); ref. 6222] Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia [Tasman Sea, southwestern Pacific]. Holotype (unique): AMS I.16255-001 [ex MAMU F24]. Type catalog: Stanbury 1969:205 [ref. 19518]. Last et al. 2007:22 [ref. 29125] question the conspecific nature of included populations. Some references to Squalus megalops and Squalus acutipinnis are this species. •Valid as Squalus megalops (Macleay 1881) -- (Compagno 1984:118 [ref. 6474], Bass et al. 1986:62 [ref. 5636], Paxton et al. 1989:37 [ref. 12442], Muñoz-Chápuli & Ramos 1989:6 [ref. 12577], Springer 1990:13 [ref. 19315], Compagno et al. 1991:68 [ref. 21083], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:84 [ref. 25472], Gomon et al. 1994:106 [ref. 22532], Last & Stevens 1994:99 [ref. 23873], Compagno & Niem 1998:1230 [ref. 23787], Fricke 1999:27 [ref. 24106], Compagno 1999:472 [ref. 25589], Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:581 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:492 [ref. 25191], Hutchins 2001:15 [ref. 25847], Youn 2002:60, 478 [ref. 26218], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S93 [ref. 27377], Baranes 2003:42 [ref. 27888], Randall et al. 2004:5 [ref. 27624], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:53 [ref. 28072], Shinohara et al. 2005:396 [ref. 28370], Compagno et al. 2005:49 [ref. 29145] as cf. melalops, Hoese 2006:155 [ref. 28998], Last et al. 2007:17 [ref. 29125], Duffy & Last 2007:36 [ref. 29127], White et al. 2007:107 [ref. 29133], White et al. 2007:110, 114 [ref. 29134], White 2008:84 [ref. 30617], Fricke et al. 2009:11 [ref. 30213], Fricke et al. 2011:346 [ref. 31242], White & Iglésias 2011:2 [ref. 31482], Naylor et al. 2012:58 [ref. 34345] see remarks, Weigmann 2016:68 [ref. 34211], Viana et al. 2016:4, 81 [ref. 34525], Compagno 2016:1162 [ref. 34544], Viana & Carvalho 2016:552 [ref. 34673], Nión et al. 2016:21 [ref. 35565], Viana et al. 2017:[4] [ref. 35249], Freitas et al. 2018:69 [ref. 36259], Kumar et al. 2018:295 [ref. 36178], Pfleger et al. 2018:113 [ref. 36011], Viana & Carvalho 2018:174 [ref. 35959]). Current status: Valid as Squalus megalops (Macleay 1881). Squalidae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical and temperate seas, discontinuous: eastern Atlantic and western Indian Ocean: Cape Verde Islands, South Africa and East Africa to Madagascar and Mascarenes; eastern Indian Ocean: Andaman Islands, southern Australia; southwestern Pacific: southeastern Australia, New Caledonia and Solomon Islands; northwestern Pacific: Vietnam to Korea and southern Japan. Habitat: marine.