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microcephalus, Lepidion Cowper [T. R.] 1956:407, Figs. 1-2 [Pacific Science v. 10 (no. 4); ref. 12187] 12 miles east of Schouten Island, Tasmania, Australia, depth 400-420 fathoms. Holotype (unique): TMH D160/13225. Type catalog: Andrews 1971:2 [ref. 31471], Andrews 1992:110 [ref. 22689]. •Valid as Lepidion microcephalus Cowper 1956 -- (Paulin 1983:106 [ref. 5459], Paxton et al. 1989:300 [ref. 12442], Paulin et al. 1989:119 [ref. 24556], Cohen in Cohen et al. 1990:364 [ref. 18936], Paulin in Amaoka et al. 1990:153 [ref. 16024], Hutchins 2001:22 [ref. 25847], Paxton et al. 2006:612 [ref. 28995], Gomon 2008:308 [ref. 30616], Bañón et al. 2012:1 [ref. 32386], Duffy & Ahyong 2015:110 [ref. 36167] with question, Struthers et al. 2015:854 [ref. 34267]). Current status: Valid as Lepidion microcephalus Cowper 1956. Moridae. Distribution: Southwestern Pacific: southern Australia, New Zealand and Kermadec Islands. Habitat: marine.