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africana, Macdonaldia Gilchrist [J. D. F.] & von Bonde [C.] 1924:11, Pl. 3 (fig. 1) [Report Fisheries and Marine Biological Survey, Union of South Africa v. 3 (no. 7) (1922); ref. 1649] Off Table Bay, South Africa, southeastern Atlantic, Pickle station 524, depth 1220 fathoms. Holotype (unique): SAM 21918. •Valid as Polyacanthonotus africanus (Gilchrist & von Bonde 1924) -- (McDowell 1973:164 [ref. 24539], Sulak 1986:196 [ref. 5720], Sulak 1990:135 [ref. 19326], Costa & Mincarone 2010:296 [ref. 37483]). •Synonym of Polyacanthonotus challengeri (Vaillant 1888) -- (Crabtree et al. 1985:235 [ref. 9483], Sulak in Whitehead et al. 1986:601 [ref. 13676], Gon 1990:100 [ref. 21680], Smith 2016:1603 [ref. 34556] as africanus). Current status: Synonym of Polyacanthonotus challengeri (Vaillant 1888). Notacanthidae. Habitat: marine.