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olfersii, Sternoptyx Cuvier [G.] 1829:316, Pl. 13 (fig. 2) [Le R├Ęgne Animal (Edition 2) v. 2; ref. 995] Atlantic southeast of Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Holotype (unique): MNHN 0000-1889. Type catalog: Bertin 1940:313-314 [ref. 293]. •Valid as Argyropelecus olfersii (Cuvier 1829) [sometimes as olfersi] -- (Baird 1973:125 [ref. 7173], Badcock in Whitehead et al. 1984:310 [ref. 13675], Pequeño 1989:31 [ref. 14125], Paulin et al. 1989:95 [ref. 24556] as olfersi, Aizawa in Amaoka et al. 1990:114 [ref. 16024], Quéro et al. 1990:277 [ref. 14659], Harold 1993:125 [ref. 20311], Santos et al. 1997:32 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:33 [ref. 24952], Porteiro et al. 1999:29 [ref. 24203], Castellanos-Galindo et al. 2006:250 [ref. 28944], Møller et al. 2010:29 [ref. 31169], Fricke et al. 2011:356 [ref. 31242], Lima et al. 2011:46 [ref. 31116], Psomadakis et al. 2012:16 [ref. 33457], Parin et al. 2014:145 [ref. 33547], Harold et al. 2015:456 [ref. 34249], Bañón et al. 2016:307 [ref. 34397], Mecklenburg et al. 2018:85 [ref. 36370]). Current status: Valid as Argyropelecus olfersii (Cuvier 1829). Sternoptychidae: Sternoptychinae. Distribution: Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Pacific. Habitat: marine.