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obscura, Sternoptyx Garman [S.] 1899:232, Pl. 53 (fig. 1) [Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology v. 24; ref. 1540] South of Coiba Island, Panama [eastern Pacific], 6°17'N, 82°05'W. Lectotype: USNM 177888. Paralectotypes: MCZ 28531-32 (4), 28534 (12); USNM 120294 [ex MCZ 28534] (1), 177889 (1), 177933 [ex MCZ 28534] (1). Lectotype selected by Schultz 1961:619 [ref. 10156]. •Valid as Sternoptyx obscura Garman 1899 -- (Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:48 [ref. 6441], Baird 1986:258 [ref. 6288], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:291 [ref. 24545], Paulin et al. 1989:96 [ref. 24556], Fricke 1999:88 [ref. 24106], Harold 1999:1902 [ref. 24741], Nakabo 2000:314 [ref. 25086], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:590 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2002:314 [ref. 26001], Shinohara et al. 2005:405 [ref. 28370], Mundy 2005:171 [ref. 28379], Castellanos-Galindo et al. 2006:251 [ref. 28944], Fricke et al. 2011:357 [ref. 31242], Harold et al. 2015:467 [ref. 34249], Kells et al. 2016:348 [ref. 35888], Fricke et al. 2019:61 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Sternoptyx obscura Garman 1899. Sternoptychidae: Sternoptychinae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical and temperate seas, except for North Atlantic. Habitat: marine.