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polydactylus, Aristostomias Regan [C. T.] & Trewavas [E.] 1930:141, Pl. 14 (fig. 3); Fig. 136c-137 [Danish Dana Expedition 1920-22 in the North Atlantic and the Gulf of Panama, Oceanographical Reports. v. 2 (no. 6); ref. 3681] Caribbean Sea; northern Atlantic. Syntypes: (11) BMNH 1929.7.6.256 (1), 1929.7.6.257 (1), 1929.7.6.258 (1), 1929.7.6.259 (1); ZMUC P201926 (1), P20427-30 (4), P20432 (1). Type catalog: Nielsen 1974:26 [ref. 9588]. •Valid as Aristostomias polydactylus Regan & Trewavas 1930 -- (Morrow 1964:538 [ref. 6958], Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:53 [ref. 6441], Goodyear & Gibbs 1986:235 [ref. 5658], Scott & Scott 1988:180 [ref. 25518], Paulin et al. 1989:103 [ref. 24556], McAllister 1990:95 [ref. 14674], Goodyear 1990:339 [ref. 14930], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:471 [ref. 23897], Fricke 1999:89 [ref. 24106], Harold 1999:1917 [ref. 24741] as Aristomias, Nakabo 2000:345 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:345 [ref. 26001], Moore et al. 2003:192 [ref. 27076], Mundy 2005:191 [ref. 28379], Kenaley & Stewart 2015:527 [ref. 34248], Harold 2016:1808 [ref. 34568]). Current status: Valid as Aristostomias polydactylus Regan & Trewavas 1930. Stomiidae: Malacosteinae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical through temperate seas, including Hawaiian islands, but not eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.