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ferox, Melanocetus Regan [C. T.] 1926:33, Pl. 9 (fig. 1) [Danish Dana Expedition 1920-22 in the North Atlantic and the Gulf of Panama, Oceanographical Reports. v. 1 (no. 2); ref. 3679] Gulf of Panama (Pacific), 6°48'N, 80°33'W, depth 1550 meters (3100 meters wire out). Holotype (unique): ZMUC P9257. Type catalog: Nielsen 1974:86 [ref. 9588]. •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.