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melastomus, Galeus Rafinesque [C. S.] 1810:13 [Caratteri di alcuni nuovi generi e nuove specie di animali e piante della Sicilia; ref. 3594] [Sicilia] Sicily, Italy, Mediterranean Sea. No types known. Also appeared in Rafinesque 1810:46 [ref. 3595]. •Valid as Galeus melastomus Rafinesque 1810 -- (Springer 1973:20 [ref. 7162], Quéro in Whitehead et al. 1984:97 [ref. 13675], Compagno 1984:312 [ref. 6846], Springer 1990:91 [ref. 19319], Compagno & Stevens 1993:188 [ref. 20843], Santos et al. 1997:117 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:17 [ref. 24952], Compagno 1999:479 [ref. 25589], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:11 [ref. 26753], Rey et al. 2006:7 [ref. 29427], Fricke 2007:25 [ref. 30577], Fricke et al. 2007:13 [ref. 29533], George 2009:55 [ref. 30539], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:7 [ref. 36649], Parin et al. 2014:21 [ref. 33547], Goren & Galil 2015:519 [ref. 33910], Dyldin 2015:48 [ref. 34524], Weigmann 2016:39 [ref. 34211], Bañón et al. 2016:300 [ref. 34397], Compagno 2016:1261 [ref. 34544], Gordon et al. 2016:271 [ref. 34661]). Current status: Valid as Galeus melastomus Rafinesque 1810. Pentanchidae. Distribution: Baltic Sea, North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, eastern North Atlantic: Faeroe Islands and Norway to Senegal. Habitat: marine.