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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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Melanocetus Günther [A.] 1864:302 Masc. Melanocetus johnsonii Günther 1864. Type by monotypy. Also as Günther 1865:333 [ref. 1977]. Melanocoetus and Melanocetes are misspellings. •Valid as Melanocetus Günther 1864 -- (Maul 1973:667 [ref. 7171], Pietsch & Van Duzer 1980:70 [ref. 5333], Bertelsen & Pietsch 1983:81 [ref. 5335], Amaoka in Masuda et al. 1984:108 [ref. 6441], Bertelsen in Whitehead et al. 1986:1376 [ref. 13677], Pietsch 1986:375 [ref. 5704], Paxton et al. 1989:287 [ref. 12442], Pietsch 1990:214 [ref. 21691], Pietsch 1999:2028 [ref. 24766], Anderson & Leslie 2001:3 [ref. 26165], Pietsch 2003:1059 [ref. 27014], Paxton et al. 2006:657 [ref. 28994], Pietsch 2008:380 [ref. 30637], Pietsch 2009:360 [ref. 30766], Parin et al. 2014:186 [ref. 33547], Stewart & Pietsch 2015:906 [ref. 34271], Ho et al. 2016:269 [ref. 34483], Robertson et al. 2017:71 [ref. 35676]). Current status: Valid as Melanocetus Günther 1864. Melanocetidae.