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nicholsi, Lampanyctus Gilbert [C. H.] 1911:17, Fig. 1 [Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History v. 30 (art. 2); ref. 14788] North of the Falkland Islands, about 47°S, 60°W. Holotype: AMNH 1919. Paratypes: AMNH 1916 (2), CAS-SU 22440 (1, dessicated). Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:20 [ref. 12291]. See Gymnoscopelus aphya Günther 1873. •Synonym of Gymnoscopelus aphya Günther 1873 -- (Paxton 1979:11 [ref. 6440]). •Valid as Gymnoscopelus nicholsi (Gilbert 1911) -- (Hulley 1986:300 [ref. 5672] and Hulley 1990:154 [ref. 21685] but with older Gymnocephalus aphya Günther 1873 in synonymy as a forgotten name, Miller 1993:536 [ref. 21297], Pequeño 1997:81 [ref. 23536], Frolkina et al. 1998:132 [ref. 24763], Santos et al. in Menezes et al. 2003:54 [ref. 27192], Duhamel et al. 2005:190 [ref. 32059], Mabragaña et al. 2011:table S2 [ref. 31800], Nión et al. 2016:38 [ref. 35565]). Current status: Valid as Gymnoscopelus nicholsi (Gilbert 1911). Myctophidae: Gymnoscopelinae. Distribution: Cosmopolitan in Southern Hemisphere. Habitat: marine.