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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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australis, Malacosteus Kenaley [C. P.] 2007:893, Figs. 4-5 [Copeia 2007 (no. 4); ref. 29441] Tasman Sea, off Brush Island, 35°36'S, 150°55'E, midwater trawl at depth of 650-2000 meters. Holotype: AMS I.20066-078. Paratypes: (40) at AMS, CSIRO, LACM, MCZ, and SIO; USNM 296670 (16). •Valid as Malacosteus australis Kenaley 2007 -- (Kenaley et al. 2008:250 [ref. 30630], Fricke et al. 2011:357 [ref. 31242], Kenaley & Stewart 2015:528 [ref. 34248], Schnell & Johnson 2017:5 [ref. 35193], Sutton et al. 2020:116 [ref. 37832]). Current status: Valid as Malacosteus australis Kenaley 2007. Stomiidae: Malacosteinae. Distribution: Subtropical and temperate waters of the Southern Hemisphere and equatorial waters of the Indian Ocean and Indo-Australian Archipelago, south to New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.

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