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vanmelleae, Symphurus Chabanaud [P.] 1952:3 [Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique v. 28 (no. 69); ref. 12687] Northwest of Egito, 11°53'S, 13°20'E, South Atlantic, depth 500 meters. Holotype: IRSNB 439. Paratypes: (4) IRSNB 440 (1), MRAC 140383-84 (1, 1). Type catalog: Walschaerts 1987:48 [ref. 20755], Desoutter et al. 2001:352-353 [ref. 25922]. Misspelled vanmellae in literature. •Synonym of Symphurus ligulatus (Cocco 1844) -- (Torchio 1973:636 [ref. 6892] with question, Desoutter 1990:1053 [ref. 18967]). •Valid as Symphurus vanmelleae Chabanaud 1952 -- (Munroe 1990:467 [ref. 19191], Munroe 1996:47 [ref. 22303], Munroe et al. 2000:499 [ref. 24450], Munroe et al. 2011:63 [ref. 31567], Munroe in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:3047 [ref. 34618]). Current status: Valid as Symphurus vanmelleae Chabanaud 1952. Cynoglossidae: Symphurinae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic. Habitat: marine.


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