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merretti, Polyacanthonotus Sulak [K. J.], Crabtree [R. E.] & Hureau [J.-C.] 1984:59, Figs. 1-2 [Cybium v. 8 (no. 4); ref. 5143] Bahamas, 24°05'00"N, 77°23'12"W, depth 1400-1409 meters. Holotype: USNM 261461. Paratypes: AMNH 55498 (1); BMNH 1983.9.14.1 (1); FMNH 94950 (1); ISH 10-1984 (1); LACM 43615-1 (1); MCZ 51631 (1); MNHN 1984-0433 (1); UF 231539 [ex UMML 31539] (orig. 4, now 2), 234302 [ex UMML 34302] (2), 234308 [ex UMML 34308] (4); USNM 261461 [not 204217] (1); VIMS 03103 (4), 06988 (1). Additional material at MCZ, UMML, USNM, VIMS. Type catalog: Ibarra & Stewart 1987:68 [ref. 12367], Krefft 1987:74 [ref. 20751], Smith 1994:42 [ref. 21917]. •Valid as Polyacanthonotus merretti Sulak, Crabtree & Hureau 1984 -- (Crabtree et al. 1985:235 [ref. 9483], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:218 [ref. 23897], Smith 2003:689 [ref. 26989], Moore et al. 2003:172 [ref. 27076], Smith 2016:1604 [ref. 34556], Carneiro et al. 2019:58 [ref. 37250]). Current status: Valid as Polyacanthonotus merretti Sulak, Crabtree & Hureau 1984. Notacanthidae. Distribution: Eastern and western Atlantic. Habitat: marine.