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rotundatus, Melanocetus Gilchrist [J. D. F.] 1903:206, Pl. 15 [Marine Investigations in South Africa v. 2; ref. 1645] 36 miles off Cape Point Lighthouse, bearing N.E. 3/4 E, depth 600 fathoms. Holotype (unique): SAM (apparently lost). Second specimen questionably included and therefore not regarded as a type. •Synonym of Melanocetus johnsonii Günther 1864 -- (Pietsch 1986:375 [ref. 5704] as johnsoni, Bertelsen 1990:492 [ref. 15654] as johnsoni, Pietsch 2009:361 [ref. 30766]). Current status: Synonym of Melanocetus johnsonii G√ľnther 1864. Melanocetidae. Habitat: marine.