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aphya, Gymnoscopelus Günther [A.] 1873:91 [11] [Journal des Museum Godeffroy v. 1 (no. 2); ref. 6424] Near Strait of Magellan, 55°S, 85°W. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1873.8.1.42. On p. 11 of separate. Senior synonym of Gymnoscopelus nicholsi (Gilbert 1911); ICZN Art. 23.9 (Reversal of precedence) does not apply as the name has been used as valid after 1899. •Valid as Gymnoscopelus aphya Günther 1873 -- (Paxton 1979:11 [ref. 6440], Pequeño 1989:37 [ref. 14125]). •As a forgotten name that would be a senior synonym of Gymnoscopelus nicholsi (Gilbert 1911) -- (Hulley 1986:300 [ref. 5672], Hulley 1990:155 [ref. 21685]). Current status: Valid as Gymnoscopelus aphya Günther 1873. Myctophidae: Gymnoscopelinae. Distribution: Cosmopolitan in Southern Hemisphere. Habitat: marine.