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Bathophilus Giglioli [E. H.] 1882:199 Masc. Bathophilus nigerrimus Giglioli 1882. Type by original designation (also monotypic). Description brief, but probably sufficient [in 1882] to allow dating of name to 1882:199; more fully described in Giglioli 1884:261 [ref. 5325]. Spelled Bathyophilus by Jordan 1920:423 [ref. 4505] and others. •Valid as Bathophilus Giglioli 1882 -- (Morrow in Morrow & Gibbs 1964:456 [ref. 6962], Morrow 1973:135 [ref. 7175], Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:52 [ref. 6441], Fink 1985:11 [ref. 5171], Gibbs 1986:237 [ref. 5655], Swinney 1988 [ref. 13445], Paxton et al. 1989:198 [ref. 12442], Harold 1999:1912 [ref. 24741], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:222 [ref. 25968], Harold 2003:909 [ref. 27001], Castellanos-Galindo et al. 2006:259 [ref. 28944], Paxton et al. 2006:444 [ref. 28995], Kenaley et al. 2008:247 [ref. 30630], Kenaley & Stewart 2015:499 [ref. 34248], Fricke et al. 2018:67 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Bathophilus Giglioli 1882. Stomiidae: Melanostomiinae.