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murrayi, Melanocetus Günther [A.] 1887:57, Pl. 11 (fig. A) [Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H. M. S. Challenger v. 22 (pt 57); ref. 2013] Central Atlantic, 1°47'N, 24°26'W, Challenger station 348, depth 0 to 2450 fathoms (3386 meters). Lectotype: BMNH 1887.12.7.17. Paralectotypes: BMNH 1887.12.7.18 (1). Lectotype established by Regan 1926:32 [ref. 3679]. •Valid as Melanocetus murrayi Günther 1887 -- (Maul 1973:667 [ref. 7171], Yamakawa in Okamura & Kitajima 1984:289, 384 [ref. 8057], Bertelsen in Whitehead et al. 1986:1377 [ref. 13677], Paxton et al. 1989:287 [ref. 12442], Bertelsen 1990:493 [ref. 15654], Stearn & Pietsch in Okamura et al. 1995:140 [ref. 22531], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:866 [ref. 23897], Pietsch 1999:2028 [ref. 24766], Nakabo 2000:474 [ref. 25086], Caruso in Randall & Lim 2000:598 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2002:474 [ref. 26001], Anderson & Leslie 2001:4 [ref. 26165], Pietsch 2003:1059 [ref. 27014], Moore et al. 2003:214 [ref. 27076], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:65 [ref. 27192], Shinohara et al. 2005:420 [ref. 28370], Mundy 2005:269 [ref. 28379], Paxton et al. 2006:658 [ref. 28994], Pietsch 2009:366 [ref. 30766], Møller et al. 2010:45 [ref. 31169], Stewart & Pietsch 2015:907 [ref. 34271], Pietsch 2016:2061 [ref. 34597], Carneiro et al. 2019:215 [ref. 37250], Kenchington et al. 2020:[6] [ref. 37729], Sutton et al. 2020:234 [ref. 37832], Mincarone et al. 2021:24 [ref. 38381]). Current status: Valid as Melanocetus murrayi Günther 1887. Melanocetidae. Distribution: Circumglobal. Habitat: marine.