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operosa, Normichthys Parr [A. E.] 1951:(17) 19 [American Museum Novitates No. 1531; ref. 3380] Off western Africa, 18°22'N, 18°14'W, depth about 1250 meters. Holotype (unique): ZMUC P1763. Type catalog: Nielsen 1974:11 [ref. 9588]. Originally as operosa; derivation of name not given. •Valid as Normichthys operosus Parr 1951 -- (Krefft 1973:97 [ref. 7166], Sazonov & Trunov 1978:96 [ref. 8882], Quéro et al. in Whitehead et al. 1984:263 [ref. 13675], Matsui & Rosenblatt 1987:98 [ref. 10670], Scott & Scott 1988:189 [ref. 25518], McAllister 1990:75 [ref. 14674], Quéro et al. 1990:270 [ref. 14648], Nakamura & Okamura in Okamura et al. 1995:84 [ref. 22531], Santos et al. 1997:29 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:29 [ref. 24952], Carter & Hartel 2003:880 [ref. 27000], Moore et al. 2003:181 [ref. 27076], Møller et al. 2010:26 [ref. 31169], Afonso et al. 2016:16, 233 [ref. 36199], Orrell & Hartel 2016:1781 [ref. 34567]). Current status: Valid as Normichthys operosus Parr 1951. Platytroctidae. Distribution: Circumglobal. Atlantic [ref. 34567]. Habitat: marine.