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scheelei, Leptocephalus Strömman [P. H.] 1896:21, Pl. 1 (figs. 6-7) [Leptocephalids in the University Zoological Museum at Upsala; ref. 4294] Malay Archipelago and western Atlantic. Syntypes: (5) ZMUU 693a-d (4?). Type catalog: Wallin 1996:61 [ref. 32133]. •Synonym of Ariosoma balearicum (Delaroche 1809) -- (Blache et al. 1973:241 [ref. 7185] in part, Smith 1989:726 [ref. 13285], Smith 1990:157 [ref. 13454]). •Valid as Ariosoma scheelei (Strömman 1896) -- (Dor 1984:33 [ref. 29757], Castle 1975:20 [ref. 25984], Castle 1986:162 [ref. 5644], Paxton et al. 1989:140 [ref. 12442], Smith 1989:495 [ref. 13285], Goren & Dor 1994:8 [ref. 25356], Myers 1999:58 [ref. 23965], Smith 1999:1686 [ref. 24661], Hutchins 2001:17 [ref. 25847], Allen & Adrim 2003:24 [ref. 26830], Hoese & Gates 2006:289 [ref. 28997], Golani & Bogorodsky 2010:59 [ref. 35264], Fricke et al. 2011:353 [ref. 31342], Allen & Erdmann 2012:113 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:23 [ref. 33932], Motomura et al. 2017:37 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:49 [ref. 35805], Smith et al. 2018:103 [ref. 36040]). Current status: Valid as Ariosoma scheelei (Strömman 1896). Congridae: Bathymyrinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East and South Africa and Madagascar east to Marshall Islands, Philippines and Samoa, south to Western Australia and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.