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punctatus, Scylliorhinus Gilchrist [J. D. F.] 1914:129, Fig. [Marine biological report: for the year ended ... and for the half year ending ...; to be presented to the Provincial Council; Union of South Africa, Province of the Cape of Good Hope. No. 2 (VII); ref. 15094] Red cliff off Bazaruto, Mozambique, depth 130-140 fathoms. Neotype: SAIAB [RUSI] 6128. Neotype designated by Human 2006:7 [ref. 28824]. •Valid as Holohalaelurus punctatus (Gilchrist 1914) -- (Compagno 1984:336 [ref. 6846], Bass 1986:93 [ref. 5635], Gubanov & Timoxin 1989:222 [ref. 36138], Compagno et al. 1991:80 [ref. 21083], Compagno 1999:480 [ref. 25589], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S92 [ref. 27377], Human 2006:6 [ref. 28824], Human 2010:25 [ref. 30764], Weigmann 2016:41 [ref. 34211], Fricke et al. 2018:10 [ref. 35805], Almeida & Biscoito 2019:73 [ref. 37302]). Current status: Valid as Holohalaelurus punctatus (Gilchrist 1914). Pentanchidae. Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic, southwestern Indian Ocean: South Africa and Mozambique to Madagascar. Habitat: marine.