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digitatus, Dactylostomias Welsh [W. W.] 1923:9, Fig. 9 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 62 (no. 2449); ref. 15432] 225 miles west of Bermuda, depth 75-0 meters. Holotype (unique): USNM 84291. •Valid as Bathophilus digitatus (Welsh 1923) -- (Morrow 1973:136 [ref. 7175], Gibbs in Whitehead et al. 1984:343 [ref. 13675], Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:52 [ref. 6441], Gibbs 1986:237 [ref. 5655], Gibbs & Barnett 1990:309 [ref. 14915], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:484 [ref. 23897], Fricke 1999:89 [ref. 24106], Harold 1999:1912 [ref. 24741], Nakabo 2000:333 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:333 [ref. 26001], Harold 2003:911 [ref. 27001], Moore et al. 2003:187 [ref. 27076], Mundy 2005:179 [ref. 28379], Harold 2016:1813 [ref. 34568]). Current status: Valid as Bathophilus digitatus (Welsh 1923). Stomiidae: Melanostomiinae. Distribution: Circumglobal in warm seas, including Hawaiian Islands. Habitat: marine.