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velifer, Chaenichthys Meisner [E. E.] 1974:50, Fig. 1 [Vestnik Zoologii v. 1974 (no. 6); ref. 7517] Kerguelen Island, southern Indian Ocean, depth 140-150 meters. Holotype: NMNHU 2730 (ex P1. 1/1). Paratypes: Fisheries Institute Kerch (many). Type catalog: Manilo 2021:33 [ref. 39358]. Original genus should have been Channichthys. •Questionably a synonym of Channichthys rhinoceratus Richardson 1844 -- (Iwami & Kock 1990:386 [ref. 21699]). •Valid as Channichthys velifer Meisner 1974 -- (Miller 1993:423 [ref. 21297], Shandikov 1995:10 [ref. 22659], Shandikov 1995:8, 9 [ref. 22660], Balushkin 1996:11 [ref. 23191], Voskoboinikova 2002:411 [ref. 26793], Balushkin 2000:S98 [ref. 29555], Duhamel et al. 2005:372 [ref. 32059], Shandikov 2008:123 [ref. 30472], Shandikov 2011:130 [ref. 32234], Nikolaeva 2020:494 [ref. 38111]). Current status: Valid as Channichthys velifer Meisner 1974. Channichthyidae. Distribution: Southern Indian Ocean: Kerguelen Plateau (France). Habitat: marine.


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