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vomerinus, Lophius Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837:381 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 12; ref. 1006] Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-8609. Type catalog: Pietsch et al. 1987:136 [ref. 6339]. •Valid as Lophius vomerinus Valenciennes 1837 -- (Caruso 1986:365 [ref. 6290], Leslie & Grant 1991:787 [ref. 19769], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:146 [ref. 25472], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:120 [ref. 28072], Fricke et al. 2018:87 [ref. 35805], Caruso 2022:286 [ref. 39709]). Current status: Valid as Lophius vomerinus Valenciennes 1837. Lophiidae. Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic, southwestern Indian Ocean: Namibia south to Cape of Good Hope (South Africa), then north to KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) and Madagascar. Habitat: marine.


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