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gigas, Hoplostethus McCulloch [A. R.] 1914:101, Pl. 19 [Biological Results Endeavour v. 2 (pt 3); ref. 2940] Great Australian Bight, 33°18'S, 126°42'E, South Australia, depth 130-170 fathoms. Lectotype: AMS I.12766. Paralectotypes: AMS I.15710-001 (1, skeleton), NMV A.20541 (1), QMB I.1423 (1). Plus non-type material. Lectotype selected by Roberts & Gomon 2012:346 [ref. 32372]. •Valid as Hoplostethus gigas McCulloch 1914 -- (Kotlyar 1986:126 [ref. 6004], Paxton et al. 1989:366 [ref. 12442], Paulin et al. 1989:153 [ref. 24556], Gomon et al. 1994:403 [ref. 22532], Kotlyar 1996:150 [ref. 23292], Hutchins 2001:25 [ref. 25847], Paxton et al. 2006:769 [ref. 29074], Gomon 2008:424 [ref. 30616], Moore & Dodd 2010:138 [ref. 30876], Roberts & Gomon 2012:342 [ref. 32372]). Current status: Valid as Hoplostethus gigas McCulloch 1914. Trachichthyidae. Distribution: Southern Australia (South Australia and Victoria). New Zealand in error (see H. melanopeza). Habitat: marine.