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obtusirostre, Myctophum pristilepis Tåning [A. V.] 1928:53 [Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening, Kjøbenhavn v. 86; ref. 15877] Western Atlantic [ca. 27 kilometers northwest of Christiansted, Saint Croix, United States Virgin Islands, Caribbean Sea], 17°54'N, 64°54'W, depth about 2500 meters. Lectotype: ZMUC P2329232. Type catalog: Nielsen 1974:40 [ref. 9588]. Lectotype selected by Nafpaktitis 1973:13 [ref. 10436] and as obtusirostrum. •Valid as Myctophum obtusirostre Tåning 1928 -- (Paxton 1979:16 [ref. 6440], Fujii in Uyeno et al. 1983:175 [ref. 14275], Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:66 [ref. 6441], Hulley 1986:314 [ref. 5672], Paxton et al. 1989:266 [ref. 12442], Hulley 1990:454 [ref. 15273], Shinohara et al. 1994:66 [ref. 22800], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:668 [ref. 23897], Paxton & Hulley 1999:1963 [ref. 24748], Nakabo 2000:384 [ref. 25086], Paxton & Hulley in Randall & Lim 2000:594 [ref. 25122], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:152 [ref. 27754], Wang & Chen 2001:109 [ref. 25464], Chen 2002:146 [ref. 26587], Nakabo 2002:384 [ref. 26001], Collette et al. 2003:100 [ref. 26784], Santos et al. in Menezes et al. 2003:56 [ref. 27192] with wrong type locality, Hartel & Craddock 2003:951 [ref. 27005], Moore et al. 2003:202 [ref. 27076], Shinohara et al. 2005:412 [ref. 28370], Mundy 2005:229 [ref. 28379], Paxton et al. 2006:526 [ref. 28994], Fricke et al. 2011:362 [ref. 31242], Lins Oliveira et al. 2015:84 [ref. 37485], Robertson & Clements 2015:671 [ref. 34257], Pinheiro et al. 2015:9 [ref. 34324], Hulley 2016:1916 [ref. 34576], Nión et al. 2016:38 [ref. 35565]). •Valid as Dasyscopelus obtusirostris (Tåning 1928)-- (Martin et al. 2018:83 [ref. 35716] as obtusirostre). Current status: Valid as Dasyscopelus obtusirostris (Tåning 1928). Myctophidae: Myctophinae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical and subtropical seas, but not eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.