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foliaceus, Thalassenchelys Castle [P. H. J.] & Raju [N. S.] 1975:8, Fig. 2; Pl. 1 (figs. 1-2) [Dana Report No. 85; ref. 772] 2°59'N, 126°10'E, Dana station 3788, depth 1000 meters. Holotype: ZMUC P31334. Paratypes: (24) SIO 69-20 (2), 70-333 (1). Originally in the family Chlopsidae. Placement uncertain -- (Lavenberg 1988:253 [ref. 6617]). López et al. 2007:959 [ref. 29442] place in the Colocongridae based on DNA evidence. •Valid as Thalassenchelys foliaceus Castle & Raju 1975 -- (Shimokawa et al. 1995:89 [ref. 22702], Fricke et al. 2011:349 [ref. 31242]). •Synonym of Congriscus maldivensis (Norman 1939) -- (Kurogi et al. 2016:244 [ref. 34038], Chow et al. 2016:2204 [ref. 34808]). Current status: Synonym of Congriscus maldivensis (Norman 1939). Congridae: Congrinae. Habitat: marine.