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Species in the family or subfamily Melanocetidae: [ 25 ] records


acanthirostris, Rhynchoceratias Parr [A. E.] 1927:31, Fig. 11 [Bulletin of the Bingham Oceanographic Collection Yale University v. 3 (art. 1); ref. 3366] Western Atlantic, Tongue of the Ocean, Bahamas, 23°37'N, 77°15'W, 7000 feet wire out. Holotype (unique): YPM 2011. Type catalog: Moore & Boardman 1991:16 [ref. 16741]. •Synonym of Melanocetus murrayi Günther 1887 -- (Bertelsen 1990:493 [ref. 15654], Pietsch 2009:366 [ref. 30766]). Current status: Synonym of Melanocetus murrayi Günther 1887. Melanocetidae. Habitat: marine.

braueri, Xenoceratias Koefoed [E.] 1944:6, Fig. 2 [Scientific Results of the Michael Sars North Atlantic Deep-Sea Expedition 1910 v. 4 (pt 2, no. 1); ref. 2651] North Atlantic, 34°59'N, 33°01'W, station 53, 2600 meters wire out, over 2615-2865 meters bottom depth. Holotype (unique): ZMUB 4309. Type catalog: Frøiland 1979:151 [ref. 21547]. •Synonym of Melanocetus johnsonii Günther 1864 -- (Scott & Scott 1988:239 [ref. 25518] as johnsoni, Bertelsen 1990:492 [ref. 15654] as johnsoni, Pietsch 2009:362 [ref. 30766]). Current status: Synonym of Melanocetus johnsonii Günther 1864. Melanocetidae. Habitat: marine.

brevirostris, Xenoceratias Regan [C. T.] & Trewavas [E.] 1932:57, Fig. 84 [Dana Report No. 2; ref. 3682] Sulawesi Sea, 3°20'N, 123°50'E, station 3739, about 1500 meters (3000 meters wire out). Holotype (unique): ZMUC P9247. 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.

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.

eustalus, Melanocetus Pietsch [T. W.] & Van Duzer [J. P.] 1980:79, Fig. 28 [United States National Marine Fisheries Service Fishery Bulletin v. 78 (no. 1); ref. 5333] Eastern Pacific, off Mazatlán, Mexico, 21°39'N, 106°58'W, depth 0-1675 meters. Holotype (unique): LACM 30037-12. •Valid as Melanocetus eustalus Pietsch & Van Duzer 1980 -- (Pietsch 2009:366 [ref. 30766]). Current status: Valid as Melanocetus eustalus Pietsch & Van Duzer 1980. Melanocetidae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific (4 specimens). Habitat: marine.

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.

heterorhynchus, Xenoceratias Regan [C. T.] & Trewavas [E.] 1932:56, Fig. 82 [Dana Report No. 2; ref. 3682] 19°1.5'N, 120°13'E, South China Sea, sta 3716, depth about 1500 meters (3000 meters of wire out). Syntypes: BMNH 192.5.3.10 (1), ZMUC P9248 (1). Type catalog: Nielsen 1974:87 [ref. 9588]. •Synonym of Melanocetus johnsonii Günther 1864 -- (Maul 1973:667 [ref. 7171] as johnsoni Bertelsen 1990:492 [ref. 15654] as johnsoni, Pietsch 2009:362 [ref. 30766]). Current status: Synonym of Melanocetus johnsonii Günther 1864. Melanocetidae. Habitat: marine.

johnsonii, Melanocetus Günther [A.] 1864:302 [1], Pl. 25 [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1864 (pt 2) (art. 6) (for 28 June 1864); ref. 5750] Sea of Madeira, eastern Atlantic. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1864.7.18.6. On p. 1 of separate. •Valid as Melanocetus johnsonii Günther 1864 [earlier authors used johnsoni] -- (Maul 1973:667 [ref. 7171], Amaoka in Amaoka et al. 1983:117, 197 [ref. 8379], Fujii in Uyeno et al. 1983:258 [ref. 14275], Amaoka in Masuda et al. 1984:108 [ref. 6441], Bertelsen in Whitehead et al. 1986:1376 [ref. 13677], Pietsch 1986:375 [ref. 5704], Paxton et al. 1989:287 [ref. 12442], Pequeño 1989:43 [ref. 14125], Paulin et al. 1989:140 [ref. 24556], McAllister 1990:232 [ref. 14674] as johnsoni, Bertelsen 1990:492 [ref. 15654], Stearn & Pietsch in Okamura et al. 1995:139 [ref. 22531], Swinney 1995:53 [ref. 22647], Stewart & Pietsch 1998:5 [ref. 23378], Santos et al. 1997:64 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:126 [ref. 24952] as johnsoni, McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:865 [ref. 23897], Fricke 1999:110 [ref. 24106], Trunov 1999:464 [ref. 24579] as johnsoni, Pietsch 1999:2028 [ref. 24766] as johnsoni, Nakabo 2000:474 [ref. 25086] as johnsoni, Caruso in Randall & Lim 2000:598 [ref. 25122], Sheiko & Fedorov 2000:24 [ref. 25650], Nakabo 2002:474 [ref. 26001], Anderson & Leslie 2001:4 [ref. 26165], Pietsch 2003:1059 [ref. 27014], Moore et al. 2003:214 [ref. 27076], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:65 [ref. 27192] as johnsoni, Mundy 2005:269 [ref. 28379], Castellanos-Galindo et al. 2006:201 [ref. 28944], Paxton et al. 2006:657 [ref. 28994], Pietsch 2008:380 [ref. 30637], Pietsch 2009:361 [ref. 30766], Møller et al. 2010:45 [ref. 31169] as johnsoni, Parin et al. 2014:186 [ref. 33547], Stewart & Pietsch 2015:906 [ref. 34271], Ho et al. 2016:269 [ref. 34483], Pietsch 2016:2061 [ref. 34597], Robertson et al. 2017:71 [ref. 35676] as johnsoni, Banón et al. 2019:[2] 607 [ref. 38699], Burton & Lea 2019:52 [ref. 37205], Carneiro et al. 2019:215 [ref. 37250], Kenchington et al. 2020:[6] [ref. 37729], Sutton et al. 2020:233 [ref. 37832], Mincarone et al. 2021:8 [ref. 38381]). Current status: Valid as Melanocetus johnsonii Günther 1864. Melanocetidae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical through cold temperate seas. Habitat: marine.

krechi, Melanocetus Brauer [A.] 1902:293 [Zoologischer Anzeiger v. 25 (no. 668); ref. 631] East of Zanzibar, Tanzania, western Indian Ocean, 5°42'S, 43°36'E, Valdivia station 239, depth 0 to 2500 meters. Holotype (unique): ZMB 17688. •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.

laevis, Xenoceratias Regan [C. T.] & Trewavas [E.] 1932:56, Fig. 83 [Dana Report No. 2; ref. 3682] South China Sea, 14°37'N, 119°52'E, station 3731, depth about 1000 meters (2000 meters of wire out). Holotype (unique): ZMUC P9249. Type catalog: Nielsen 1974:87 [ref. 9588]. •Synonym of Melanocetus johnsonii Günther 1864 -- (Maul 1973:667 [ref. 7171] as johnson, Bertelsen 1990:492 [ref. 15654] as johnsoni, Pietsch 2009:362 [ref. 30766]). Current status: Synonym of Melanocetus johnsonii Günther 1864. Melanocetidae. Habitat: marine.

latirhinus, Rhynchoceratis Parr [A. E.] 1927:31, Fig. 12 [Bulletin of the Bingham Oceanographic Collection Yale University v. 3 (art. 1); ref. 3366] Off Cat Island, Bahamas, 24°11'N, 75°37'W, 8000 feet wire out. Holotype (unique): YPM 2012. Type catalog: Moore & Boardman 1991:16 [ref. 16741]. Genus should have been Rhynchoceratias. •Synonym of Melanocetus murrayi Günther 1887 -- (Bertelsen 1990:493 [ref. 15654], Pietsch 2009:366 [ref. 30766]). Current status: Synonym of Melanocetus murrayi Günther 1887. Melanocetidae. Habitat: marine.

longipinnis, Rhynchoceratias Parr [A. E.] 1930:7, Figs. 2-5 [Occasional Papers of the Bingham Oceanograpic Collection v. 3; ref. 16116] Near Bermuda, 32°19'18"N, 64°32'30"W, 8000 feet wire out. Holotype (unique): YPM 2592. Type catalog: Moore & Boardman 1991:16 [ref. 16741]. •Synonym of Melanocetus murrayi Günther 1887 -- (Bertelsen 1990:493 [ref. 15654], Pietsch 2009:367 [ref. 30766]). Current status: Synonym of Melanocetus murrayi Günther 1887. Melanocetidae. Habitat: marine.

longirostris, Xenoceratias Regan [C. T.] & Trewavas [E.] 1932:54, Fig. 80 [Dana Report No. 2; ref. 3682] Western Pacific, north of New Guinea, 3°40.5'N, 137°53'E, station 3751, depth about 1500 meters (3000 meters of wire out). Holotype (unique): ZMUC P9259. Type catalog: Nielsen 1974:87 [ref. 9588]. •Uncertain status in Melanocetus -- (Pietsch 2009:368 [ref. 30766]). Melanocetidae. Habitat: marine.

megalodontis, Melanocetus Beebe [W.] & Crane [J.] 1947:152, Fig. 1 [Zoologica, Scientific Contributions of the New York Zoological Society v. 31 (pt 4, no. 11); ref. 6539] 145 miles north of Clarion Island, eastern Pacific, 20°36'N, 115°07'W, depth 500 fathoms. Holotype (unique): CAS-SU 46488 [ex NYZS 25791]. Type catalog: Mead 1958:133 [ref. 20648]. •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.

micracanthus, Xenoceratias Regan [C. T.] & Trewavas [E.] 1932:55, Fig. 81 [Dana Report No. 2; ref. 3682] Eastern Atlantic, 0°31'S, 11°02'W, station 4000, depth about 2000 meters (4000 meters of wire out). Holotype (unique): ZMUC P9250. Type catalog: Nielsen 1974:87 [ref. 9588]. •Synonym of Melanocetus johnsonii Günther 1864 -- (Maul 1973:667 [ref. 7171] as johnsoni, Bertelsen 1990:492 [ref. 15654] as johnsoni, Pietsch 2009:362 [ref. 30766]). Current status: Synonym of Melanocetus johnsonii Günther 1864. Melanocetidae. Habitat: marine.

murrayi, Melanocetus Günther [A.] 1887:57, Pl. 11 (fig. A) [Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H. M. S. Challenger v. 22 (pt 57); ref. 2013] Central Atlantic, 1°47'N, 24°26'W, Challenger station 348, depth 0 to 2450 fathoms (3386 meters). Lectotype: BMNH 1887.12.7.17. Paralectotypes: BMNH 1887.12.7.18 (1). Lectotype established by Regan 1926:32 [ref. 3679]. •Valid as Melanocetus murrayi Günther 1887 -- (Maul 1973:667 [ref. 7171], Yamakawa in Okamura & Kitajima 1984:289, 384 [ref. 8057], Bertelsen in Whitehead et al. 1986:1377 [ref. 13677], Paxton et al. 1989:287 [ref. 12442], Bertelsen 1990:493 [ref. 15654], Stearn & Pietsch in Okamura et al. 1995:140 [ref. 22531], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:866 [ref. 23897], Pietsch 1999:2028 [ref. 24766], Nakabo 2000:474 [ref. 25086], Caruso in Randall & Lim 2000:598 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2002:474 [ref. 26001], Anderson & Leslie 2001:4 [ref. 26165], Pietsch 2003:1059 [ref. 27014], Moore et al. 2003:214 [ref. 27076], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:65 [ref. 27192], Shinohara et al. 2005:420 [ref. 28370], Mundy 2005:269 [ref. 28379], Paxton et al. 2006:658 [ref. 28994], Pietsch 2009:366 [ref. 30766], Møller et al. 2010:45 [ref. 31169], Stewart & Pietsch 2015:907 [ref. 34271], Pietsch 2016:2061 [ref. 34597], Carneiro et al. 2019:215 [ref. 37250], Kenchington et al. 2020:[6] [ref. 37729], Sutton et al. 2020:234 [ref. 37832], Mincarone et al. 2021:24 [ref. 38381]). Current status: Valid as Melanocetus murrayi Günther 1887. Melanocetidae. Distribution: Circumglobal. Habitat: marine.

niger, Melanocetus Regan [C. T.] 1925:565 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 9) v. 15 (no. 91); ref. 3677] Gulf of Panama, 6°48'N, 80°33'W, 3500 meters wire out. Lectotype: ZMUC P9252. Syntypes: (7) BMNH 1925.8.11.28 (1), 1925.8.11.29 (1), 1925.8.11.30 (1), 1925.8.11.31 (?); ZMUC P9251 (1), P9253-56 (4). Type catalog: Nielsen 1974:86 [ref. 9588]. Lectotype selected by •Valid as Melanocetus niger Regan 1925 -- (Pequeño 1989:43 [ref. 14125], Castellanos-Galindo et al. 2006:200 [ref. 28944], Pietsch 2009:365 [ref. 30766]). Current status: Valid as Melanocetus niger Regan 1925. Melanocetidae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.

nudus, Xenoceratias Beebe [W.] & Crane [J.] 1947:155, Fig. 2 [Zoologica, Scientific Contributions of the New York Zoological Society v. 31 (pt 4, no. 11); ref. 6539] 20 miles south of Cape Blanco, Costa Rica, 9°12'N, 85°10'W, depth 500 fathoms (915 meters). Holotype (unique): CAS-SU 46495 [ex NYZS 28402]. Type catalog: Mead 1958:134 [ref. 20648]. •Uncertain status in Melanocetus -- (Pietsch 2009:368 [ref. 30766]). Nomen Dubium. Melanocetidae. Habitat: marine.

polyactis, Melanocetus Regan [C. T.] 1925:565 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 9) v. 15 (no. 91); ref. 3677] Gulf of Panama, 6°40'N, 80°47'W, about 1750 meters. Lectotype: ZMUC P9260. Paralectotypes: (2) BMNH 1925.8.11.32 (1); ZMUC P92155 (1). Type catalog: Nielsen 1974:86 [ref. 9588]. Lectotype selected by Bertelsen 1951:55 [ref. 287]. •Valid as Melanocetus polyactis Regan 1925 -- (Castellanos-Galindo et al. 2006:200 [ref. 28944], Pietsch 2009:364 [ref. 30766]). Current status: Valid as Melanocetus polyactis Regan 1925. Melanocetidae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.

regani, Xenoceratias Koefoed [E.] 1944:4, Pl. 1 (fig. 6) [Scientific Results of the Michael Sars North Atlantic Deep-Sea Expedition 1910 v. 4 (pt 2, no. 1); ref. 2651] North Atlantic, 34°59'N, 33°01'W, station 53, 2600 meters wire out, over 2615-2865 meters. Holotype (unique): ZMUB 4311. Type catalog: Frøiland 1979:151 [ref. 21547]. •Synonym of Melanocetus murrayi Günther 1887 -- (Bertelsen 1990:493 [ref. 15654], Pietsch 2009:366 [ref. 30766]). Current status: Synonym of Melanocetus murrayi Günther 1887. Melanocetidae. Habitat: marine.

rossi, Melanocetus Balushkin [A. V.] & Fedorov [V. V.] 1981:79, Figs. 1-2 [Biologiya Morya (Vladivostok) v. 2 (no. 2); ref. 21702] Ross Sea, Antarctica, 74°46'S, 177°35'W, depth 420 meters. Holotype (unique): ZIN 45349. •Valid as Melanocetus rossi Balushkin & Fedorov 1981 -- (Pietsch 1990:214 [ref. 21691], Pietsch 2009:364 [ref. 30766]). Current status: Valid as Melanocetus rossi Balushkin & Fedorov 1981. Melanocetidae. Distribution: Ross Sea, Antarctica (one specimen). Habitat: marine.

rotundatus, Melanocetus Gilchrist [J. D. F.] 1903:206, Pl. 15 [Marine Investigations in South Africa v. 2; ref. 1645] 36 miles off Cape Point Lighthouse, bearing N.E. 3/4 E, depth 600 fathoms. Holotype (unique): SAM (apparently lost). Second specimen questionably included and therefore not regarded as a type. •Synonym of Melanocetus johnsonii Günther 1864 -- (Pietsch 1986:375 [ref. 5704] as johnsoni, Bertelsen 1990:492 [ref. 15654] as johnsoni, Pietsch 2009:361 [ref. 30766]). Current status: Synonym of Melanocetus johnsonii Günther 1864. Melanocetidae. Habitat: marine.

spinulosus, Centrocetus Regan [C. T.] & Trewavas [E.] 1932:53, Fig. 79 [Dana Report No. 2; ref. 3682] Indian Ocean, 12°02'S, 96°43'E, station 3847, 3000 meters wire out. Lectotype: ZMUC P9246. Paralectotype: BMNH 1932.5.3.8 (1). Type catalog: Nielsen 1974:86 [ref. 9588]. Lectotype selected by Pietsch & Van Duzer 1980:73. •Synonym of Melanocetus johnsonii Günther 1864 -- (Maul 1973:667 [ref. 7171] as johnson, Bertelsen 1990:492 [ref. 15654] as johnsoni, Pietsch 2009:362 [ref. 30766]). Current status: Synonym of Melanocetus johnsonii Günther 1864. Melanocetidae. Habitat: marine.

tumidus, Melanocetus Parr [A. E.] 1927:28, Fig. 10 [Bulletin of the Bingham Oceanographic Collection Yale University v. 3 (art. 1); ref. 3366] Western Atlantric, Tongue of the Ocean, Bahamas, 23°58'N, 77°26'W, 7000 feet wire out. Holotype: YPM 2022. Type catalog: Moore & Boardman 1991:17 [ref. 16741]. •Synonym of Melanocetus murrayi Günther 1887 -- (Bertelsen 1990:493 [ref. 15654], Pietsch 2009:367 [ref. 30766]). Current status: Synonym of Melanocetus murrayi Günther 1887. Melanocetidae. Habitat: marine.

vorax, Melanocetus Brauer [A.] 1902:294 [Zoologischer Anzeiger v. 25 (no. 668); ref. 631] Golf of Guinea, 2°00'N, 8°04'W, Valdivia station 63, depth to 2492 meters. Holotype (unique): ZMB 17710. •Synonym of Melanocetus murrayi Günther 1887 -- (Maul 1973:667 [ref. 7171], Bertelsen 1990:493 [ref. 15654], Pietsch 2009:366 [ref. 30766]). Current status: Synonym of Melanocetus murrayi Günther 1887. Melanocetidae. Habitat: marine.