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niger, Lamprogrammus Alcock [A. W.] 1891:33, Fig. 2 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 6) v. 8 (no. 43/44); ref. 87] Bay of Bengal, Investigator station 112, depth 561 fathoms; Andaman Sea, 11°25'05"N, 92°47'06"E, station 116, depth 405 fathoms. Syntypes: BMNH 1896.9.11.5 [ex ZSI F13048] (1); ZSI F13048-49 (1, 1). Type catalog: Menon & Yazdani 1968:149 [ref. 20743], Menon and Rama-Rao 1970:377 [ref. 27516], Menon & Rama-Rao 1975:41 [ref. 22148]. Figured in Alcock 1892: Pl. 1 (fig. 2) [ref. 20531]. •Valid as Lamprogrammus niger Alcock 1891 -- (Cohen & Nielsen 1978:34 [ref. 881], Arai in Uyeno et al. 1983:230 [ref. 14275], Nielsen & Cohen 1986:348 [ref. 5700], Shcherbachev et al. 1989:165 [ref. 36134], Nielsen 1990:570 [ref. 16246], Cohen & Rohr 1993:472 [ref. 20545], Adam et al. 1998:1 [ref. 23610], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:715 [ref. 23897], Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:72 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 1999:1981 [ref. 24753], Pakhorukov 1999:657 [ref. 24883], Hutchins 2001:23 [ref. 25847], Moore et al. 2003:207 [ref. 27076], Fahay & Nielsen 2003:210 [ref. 27217], Mundy 2005:244 [ref. 28379], Castellanos-Galindo et al. 2006:198 [ref. 28944], Garrido-Linares & Acero P. 2006:292, 297 [ref. 28946], Nielsen 2016:1951 [ref. 34583], Robertson et al. 2017:60 [ref. 35676] as cf. niger). Current status: Valid as Lamprogrammus niger Alcock 1891. Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: Possibly circumglobal. Habitat: marine.