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vanhoeffeni, Gigantactis Brauer [A.] 1902:296 [Zoologischer Anzeiger v. 25 (no. 668); ref. 631] East of Zanzibar, 5°42'S, 43°36'E, Tanzania, western Indian Ocean, Valdivia station 239, depth 0 to 2500 meters. Lectotype: ZMB 17712. Paralectotypes: ZMB (1) Valdivia station 223. Lectotype selected by Bertelsen et al. 1981:31 [ref. 5330]. Males unknown. •Valid as Gigantactis vanhoeffeni Brauer 1901 -- (Paxton 1979:8 [ref. 6440], Bertelsen et al. 1981:31 [ref. 5330], Fujii in Uyeno et al. 1983:263 [ref. 14275], Amaoka in Amaoka et al. 1983:117, 198 [ref. 8379], Amaoka in Masuda et al. 1984:106 [ref. 6441], Bertelsen in Whitehead et al. 1986:1406 [ref. 13677], Scott & Scott 1988:249 [ref. 25518], Pequeño 1989:44 [ref. 14125], McAllister 1990:230 [ref. 14674], Bertelsen 1990:514 [ref. 15724], Stearn & Pietsch in Okamura et al. 1995:133 [ref. 22531], Pietsch 1999:2036 [ref. 24766], Nakabo 2000:469 [ref. 25086], Anderson & Leslie 2001:26 [ref. 26165], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:313 [ref. 25968], Nakabo 2002:469 [ref. 26001], Pietsch 2003:1068 [ref. 27014], Moore et al. 2003:217 [ref. 27076], Mundy 2005:275 [ref. 28379], Castellanos-Galindo et al. 2006:202 [ref. 28944], Pietsch 2009:459 [ref. 30766], Møller et al. 2010:47 [ref. 31169], Fricke et al. 2011:368 [ref. 31242], Kharin 2011:663 [ref. 31582], Stewart & Pietsch 2015:936 [ref. 34271], Afonso et al. 2016:38, 156 [ref. 36199], Pietsch 2016:2074 [ref. 34597], Fricke et al. 2018:92 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Gigantactis vanhoeffeni Brauer 1902. Gigantactinidae. Distribution: Circumglobal. Habitat: marine.