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molleri, Acanthidium (Acanthidium) Whitley [G. P.] 1939:266, Fig. 1 [Records of the Australian Museum v. 20 (no. 4); ref. 4698] About 30 miles east of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, depth 130 fathoms. Holotype: AMS IA.5816. Paratypes: AMS IA.5817 (1). •Synonym of Etmopterus lucifer Jordan & Snyder 1902 -- (Compagno 1984:79 [ref. 6474]). •Valid as Etmopterus molleri (Whitley 1939) -- (Yamakawa et al. 1986:197 [ref. 5729], Paxton et al. 1989:35 [ref. 12442], Paulin et al. 1989:16 [ref. 24556], Yano in Amaoka et al. 1990:73 [ref. 16024], Joung & Chen 1992:22 [ref. 20429], Last & Stevens 1994:83 [ref. 23873], Heemstra in Smith & Heemstra 1995:v [ref. 21953], Compagno & Niem 1998:1226 [ref. 23787], Compagno 1999:473 [ref. 25589], Nakabo 2000:146 [ref. 25086], Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:580 [ref. 25122], Shinohara et al. 2001:288 [ref. 25995], Nakabo 2002:146 [ref. 26001], Last et al. 2002:223 [ref. 26556], Shinohara et al. 2005:395 [ref. 28370], Schaaf-Da Silva & Ebert 2006:62 [ref. 28880], Hoese & Gates 2006:145 [ref. 28997], Yamashita et al. 2012:126 [ref. 32408], Ebert et al. 2013:284 [ref. 33045], Ebert et al. 2013:294 [ref. 33045] as cf. molleri, Last & Stewart 2015:144 [ref. 34224], Motomura et al. 2015:12 [ref. 34709], Weigmann 2016:60 [ref. 34211], Ebert et al. 2016:12 [ref. 34753], Ebert et al. 2017:380 [ref. 35167], White et al. 2017:352 [ref. 35206], Ebert & Van Hees 2018:207 [ref. 36261]). Current status: Valid as Etmopterus molleri (Whitley 1939). Etmopteridae. Distribution: Eastern Australia to New Zealand area; Uji Islands, Japan, western Pacific. Habitat: marine.