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lanceolatus, Orthagoriscus Liénard [E.] 1840:291 [Revue Zoologique par la Société Cuvierienne (Paris) v. 3; ref. 17537] Port Louis, Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. No types known. See Parenti 2003:1 [ref. 27311] for comments on status and synonymy. Kottelat (2013) sites an inland record from Borneo, Malaysia. •Valid as Mola lanceolata (Liénard 1840) -- (Robins & Ray 1986:310 [ref. 23100], Scott in Fischer et al. 1995:1276 [ref. 22829], Pequeño 1997:84 [ref. 23536], Balart et al. 2000:156 [ref. 25095], Santini & Tyler 2002:38 [ref. 25998], Matsuura 2003:2015 [ref. 27119], Nelson et al. 2004:186 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:191 [ref. 32708]). •Valid as Masturus lanceolatus (Liénard 1840) -- (Dor 1984:288 [ref. 29757], Matsuura in Masuda et al. 1984:366 [ref. 6441], Tortonese in Whitehead et al. 1986:1348 [ref. 13677], Kan 1986:550 [ref. 6313], Heemstra 1986:907 [ref. 5660], Tortonese 1990:1077 [ref. 18658], Gomon et al. 1994:916 [ref. 22532], Goren & Dor 1994:75 [ref. 25356], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:630 [ref. 27969], Santos et al. 1997:116 [ref. 23531], Lindberg et al. 1997:183 [ref. 23547], Arruda 1997:124 [ref. 24952], Fricke 1999:614 [ref. 24106], Hutchins in Randall & Lim 2000:649 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1435 [ref. 25182], Hutchins 2001:48 [ref. 25847], Hutchins 2001:3967 [ref. 26319], Klein-MacPhee in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:603 [ref. 26158], Nakabo 2002:1435 [ref. 26193], Choi et al. 2003:461, 702 [ref. 26218], Parenti 2003:1 [ref. 27311], Myers & Donaldson 2003:651 [ref. 27495], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:111 [ref. 27192], Mundy 2005:539 [ref. 28379], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:940 [ref. 28815], Bray & Hoese 2006:1937 [ref. 29049], Bray 2008:859 [ref. 30620], Fricke et al. 2009:124 [ref. 30213], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:195 [ref. 30957], Wirtz et al. 2013:137 [ref. 32972], Kottelat 2013:481 [ref. 32989], Stewart & Struthers 2015:1746 [ref. 34300], Pinheiro et al. 2015:36 [ref. 34324], Matsuura in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:3081 [ref. 34618], Katayama & Matsuura 2016:96 [ref. 34881], Nión et al. 2016:56 [ref. 35565] with author as Lienard and dated 1841, Golani & Fricke 2018:184 [ref. 36273], Carneiro et al. 2019:222 [ref. 37250], Reiner 2019:312 [ref. 38139], Moreno-Méndez et al. 2020:103 [ref. 37349], Psomadakis et al. 2020:628 [ref. 37272], Sawai 2020:6 [ref. 38497], Sonoyama et al. 2020:135 [ref. 37637], Sawai 2021:1 [ref. 38499]). Current status: Valid as Masturus lanceolatus (Liénard 1840). Molidae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical through temperate seas (including Red Sea, Sea of Japan). Habitat: marine.