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mekistonema, Talismania Sulak [K. J.] 1975:88, Figs. 1-4 [Bulletin of Marine Science v. 25 (no. 1); ref. 17768] Tongue-of-the-Ocean, R/V Columbus Iselin station 80, Atlantic, 23°53'30" to 23°54'00"N, 77°02'36" to 77°04'30"W. Holotype: USNM 211284. Paratypes: UF 231247 [ex UMML 31247] (1 of 3), 231255 [ex UMML 31255] (2). Additional material: now UF: UMML 15544 (1), 22894 (1), 31247-49 (2, 2, 1). •Valid as Talismania mekistonema Sulak 1975 -- (Markle & Quéro in Whitehead et al. 1984:251 [ref. 13675], Markle & Sazonov 1990:263 [ref. 14215], Santos et al. 1997:28 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:28 [ref. 24952], Sazonov & Markle 1999:1893 [ref. 24739], Hutchins 2001:19 [ref. 25847], Carter & Hartel 2003:878 [ref. 27000], Hoese et al. 2006:392 [ref. 29035], Hartel & Orrell 2016:1770 [ref. 34565], Carneiro et al. 2019:79 [ref. 37250]). Current status: Valid as Talismania mekistonema Sulak 1975. Alepocephalidae. Distribution: Atlantic and Indian Ocean. Habitat: marine.