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mauritianus, Leptocephalus Pappenheim [P.] 1914:189, Fig. 8, Pl. 10 (fig. 2) [Deutsche Südpolar-Expedition 1901-1903 v. 15 (Zoologie v. 7); ref. 3361] South of Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): ZMB 19339 (poor condition). •Valid as Ariosoma mauritianum (Pappenheim 1914) -- (Castle 1975:21 [ref. 25984], Dor 1984:32 [ref. 29757], Castle 1986:162 [ref. 5644], Paxton et al. 1989:140 [ref. 12442], Smith 1989:495 [ref. 13285], Francis 1993:158 [ref. 25479], Klausewitz 1994:464 [ref. 23564], Goren & Dor 1994:8 [ref. 25356], Fricke 1999:68 [ref. 24106], Hutchins 2001:17 [ref. 25847], Hoese & Gates 2006:289 [ref. 28997], Fricke et al. 2009:20 [ref. 30213], Golani & Bogorodsky 2010:59 [ref. 35264], Fricke et al. 2011:353 [ref. 31342], Fricke et al. 2018:48 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Ariosoma mauritianum (Pappenheim 1914). Congridae: Bathymyrinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Solomon Islands, south to Western Australia at 32°S, New South Wales (Australia) at 33°33'S and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.