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cirrifer, Melanocetus Regan [C. T.] & Trewavas [E.] 1932:52, Pl. 2 (fig. 1); Figs. 76a-77 [Dana Report No. 2; ref. 3682] Banda Sea, Indonesia, 4°05'S, 128°16'E, station 3678, depth 2000 meters (4000 meters wire out). Holotype (unique): ZMUC P9258. Type catalog: Nielsen 1974:86 [ref. 9588]. Regarded as only a holotype; 3 more specimens questionably included. •Synonym of Melanocetus johnsonii Günther 1864 -- (Bertelsen 1990:492 [ref. 15654] as johnsoni, Pietsch 2009:362 [ref. 30766]). Current status: Synonym of Melanocetus johnsonii Günther 1864. Melanocetidae. Habitat: marine.