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mystax, Ventrifossa Iwamoto [T.] & Anderson [M. E.] 1994:23, Figs. 12-13 [Ichthyological Bulletin, J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology No. 61; ref. 21495] Off KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean, depth 552 meters. Holotype: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 3188. Paratypes: CAS 50136 (6), 50142 (2), 50149 (1), 66511 (5), 66514-15 (1, 2); SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 3295 (3), 2913 (1), 3188 (1), 3200 (1), 10314 (6), 10678 (2), 22560 (1), 39235 (6); SAM 27242 (5), 27249-50 (1, 1), 27677-78 (3, 3), 28822 (1), ZMMU P-19410-11 (1, 1). Type catalog: Vasil'eva et al. 2001:64 [ref. 25714]. •Valid as Ventrifossa mystax Iwamoto & Anderson 1994 -- (Fricke et al. 2018:81 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Ventrifossa mystax Iwamoto & Anderson 1994. Macrouridae: Macrourinae. Distribution: South and East Africa to Madagascar and Walters Shoal. Habitat: marine.