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asper, Squalus Merrett [N. R.] 1973:94, Fig. 1; Pl. 1b [Journal of Zoology (London) v. 171 (pt 1); ref. 7574] Off Aldabra, western Indian Ocean, 9°27'S, 46°23.5'E, depth 219 meters. Holotype: BMNH 1972.10.10.1. Paratypes: BMNH 1972.10.10.2-4 (1, 1, 1). •Valid as Squalus asper Merrett 1973 -- (Compagno 1984:114 [ref. 6474], Bass et al. 1986:61 [ref. 5636], Castro-Aguirre & Garcia-Dominguez 1988:103 [ref. 19199], Gubanov & Timoxin 1989:225 [ref. 36138], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:124 [ref. 23897], Fricke 1999:26 [ref. 24106], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S93 [ref. 27377], Baranes 2003:42 [ref. 27888], Espinosa Pérez et al. 2004:103 [ref. 27705], Page et al. 2013:53 [ref. 32708]). •Valid as Cirrhigaleus asper (Merrett 1973) -- (Compagno 1999:472 [ref. 25589], Soto 2001:66, 94 [ref. 26637], Compagno 2003:382 [ref. 26984], Gadig & Gomes in Menezes et al. 2003:27 [ref. 27192], Kiraly et al. 2003:12 [ref. 28226], Nelson et al. 2004:49 [ref. 27807], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:54 [ref. 28072], Mundy 2005:103 [ref. 28379], White et al. 2007:19 [ref. 29244], Fricke et al. 2009:11 [ref. 30213], Castro 2011:52 [ref. 31457], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:58 [ref. 34398], Weigmann 2016:66 [ref. 34211], Ehemann et al. 2018:24 [ref. 36194], Fricke et al. 2018:18 [ref. 35805], Ehemann et al. 2019:[4] [ref. 36861]). Current status: Valid as Cirrhigaleus asper (Merrett 1973). Squalidae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: North Carolina (U.S.A.) to northern Gulf of Mexico; Venezuela (Caribbean Sea); southwestern Indian Ocean: South Africa and Mozambique to Aldabra, Madagascar and Mascarenes; Hawaiian Islands. Habitat: marine.