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raniceps, Coloconger Alcock [A. W.] 1889:456 [32] [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 6) v. 4 (no. 24); ref. 20525] Andaman Sea off Ross Island, Investigator station 13, depth 265-271 fathoms. Syntypes: BMNH 1890.7.31.7 [ex ZSI F11777] (1), MNHN 1890-0363 (1), ZSI F11778-79 (1, 1). Type catalog: Menon & Yazdani 1968:132 [ref. 20743], Menon and Rama-Rao 1970:377 [ref. 27516], Menon & Rama-Rao 1975:35 [ref. 22148], Bauchot et al. 1993:113 [ref. 20810]. On p. 32 of separate. Figured in Alcock 1892: Pl. 7 (fig. 4) [ref. 20531]. •Valid as Coloconger raniceps Alcock 1889 -- (Asano in Masuda et al. 1984:27 [ref. 6441], Smith 1989:417 [ref. 13285], Quéro & Saldanha 1995:75 [ref. 22017], Fricke 1999:68 [ref. 24106], Smith 1999:1670 [ref. 24661], Nakabo 2000:226 [ref. 25086], Hutchins 2001:17 [ref. 25847] as cf. raniceps, Nakabo 2002:226 [ref. 26001], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S95 [ref. 27377], Fricke et al. 2009:20 [ref. 30213], Zhang et al. 2010:184 [ref. 31511], Ho et al. 2015:143 [ref. 34130], Fricke et al. 2018:47 [ref. 35805], Psomadakis et al. 2020:276 [ref. 37272], Ho et al. 2021:280 [ref. 38560]). Current status: Valid as Coloconger raniceps Alcock 1889. Colocongridae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Madagascar and RĂ©union (western Mascarenes), north to southern Japan. Habitat: marine.