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heterolepis, Macrurus Alcock [A. W.] 1889:396 [22] [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 6) v. 4 (no. 23); ref. 81] Andaman Sea off Ross Island, 265-271 fathoms; Bengal Bay between North and South Sentinal Islands, depth 220-240 fathoms. Syntypes: BMNH 1890.7.31.6 [ex ZSI F11645] (1) off Ross Island, MNHN 1890-0347 [ex ZSI 11775] (1) Andaman Sea, ZSI F11774 (1) off Ross Island. Type catalog: Menon & Yazdani 1968:137-138 [ref. 20743], Menon and Rama-Rao 1970:377 [ref. 27516], Menon & Rama-Rao 1975:38 [ref. 22148], Bailly et al. 1999:230 [ref. 24244]. Original genus should have been Macrourus. On p. 22 of separate. Figured in Alcock 1892: Pl. 3 (fig. 2) [ref. 20531]. •Synonym of Hymenocephalus italicus Giglioli 1884 -- (Marshall 1973:290 [ref. 7194], Geistdoerfer 1990:554 [ref. 16195], Bailly et al. 1999:230 [ref. 24244]). •Valid as Hymenocephalus heterolepis (Alcock 1889) -- (Iwamoto in Cohen et al. 1990:230-231 [ref. 18936], Schwarzhans 2014:50 [ref. 33586]). Current status: Valid as Hymenocephalus heterolepis (Alcock 1889). Macrouridae. Distribution: Andaman Islands and Coast of Malay Peninsula. Habitat: marine.


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