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lancifer, Pegassus Kaup [J. J.] 1861:117 [Archiv für Naturgeschichte v. 27 (pt 1); ref. 18374] Southern Australia or Tasmania, Australia [not Java]. Holotype (unique): MNHN 0000-9224 (1, dry). Type catalog: Blanc & Hureau 1968:59 [ref. 20738]. The original genus is correctly Pegasus. •Valid as Pegasus lancifer Kaup 1861 -- (Paxton et al. 1989:434 [ref. 12442], Palsson & Pietsch 1989:30 [ref. 13536], Kuiter 1993:99 [ref. 23929], Gomon et al. 1994:476 [ref. 22532], Lindberg et al. 1997:249 [ref. 23547], Kuiter 1997:70 [ref. 25488], Hutchins 2001:29 [ref. 25847], Paxton et al. 2006:806 [ref. 28995], Pietsch 2008:485 [ref. 30637], Kuiter 2009:318 [ref. 30404], Osterhage et al. 2016:11 [ref. 34325], Hoschke et al. 2019:155 [ref. 36626]). Current status: Valid as Pegasus lancifer Kaup 1861. Pegasidae. Distribution: Southeastern Indian Ocean: Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia. Habitat: marine.