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macroptera, Ventrifossa Okamura [O.] in Okamura et al. 1982:149, Pl. 92 [Fishes of the Kyushu-Palau Ridge and Tosa Bay; ref. 8256] Kyushu-Palau Ridge, 27°55.1'N, 134°44.8'E, depth 685-710 meters. Holotype: BSKU 32185. Paratypes: BSKU 30432 (1), 30435-36 (2), 30467-69 (3), 29429 (1), 32153-84 (31), 32186-89 (4), 32192-200 (8). •Valid as Ventrifossa macroptera Okamura 1982 -- (Okamura in Masuda et al. 1984:94 [ref. 6441], Iwamoto in Cohen et al. 1990:303 [ref. 18936], Iwamoto & Williams 1999:233 [ref. 23875], Nakabo 2000:422 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:422 [ref. 26001], Chiou et al. 2004:48 [ref. 27691], Jeong et al. 2010:318 [ref. 36293], Iwamoto & McCosker 2014:282 [ref. 33298], Iwamoto et al. 2015:111 [ref. 35408]). Current status: Valid as Ventrifossa macroptera Okamura 1982. Macrouridae: Macrourinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Kyushu-Palau Ridge to Taiwan and South China Sea. Habitat: marine.