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microps, Scopelus Günther [A.] 1878:186 [19] [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 5) v. 2 (nos 7/8/9)(art. 2/22/28); ref. 2010] Between Cape of Good Hope and Kerguelen Island, 46°46'S, 45°31'E, Challenger station 146, depth 1375 fathoms. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1887.12.7.5. On p. 19 of separate. See also Günther 1887:26 [ref. 2013]. See Kotlyar 2011:566 [ref. 31578] for discussion of separate species represented in this complex., •Valid as Melamphaes microps (Günther 1878) -- (Ebeling 1962:32 [ref. 5896], Maul 1973:343 [ref. 7171], Maul in Whitehead et al. 1986:758 [ref. 13676], Ebeling 1986:428 [ref. 5651], Scott & Scott 1988:319 [ref. 25518], Pequeño 1989:52 [ref. 14125], Paulin et al. 1989:157 [ref. 24556], McAllister 1990:130 [ref. 14674], Gon 1990:218 [ref. 21680], Kotlyar 1996:274 [ref. 23292], Santos et al. 1997:126 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:76 [ref. 24952], Trunov 1999:465 [ref. 24579], Moore et al. 2003:217 [ref. 27076], Kotlyar 2004:3 [ref. 27590], Duhamel et al. 2005:284 [ref. 32059], Møller et al. 2010:48 [ref. 31169], Kotlyar 2011:564 [ref. 31578], Kotlyar 2012:253 [ref. 32009], Stewart & Bray 2015:980 [ref. 34276], Moore 2016:2165 [ref. 34570], Carneiro et al. 2019:150 [ref. 37250], Sutton et al. 2020:240 [ref. 37832]). Current status: Valid as Melamphaes microps (Günther 1878). Melamphaidae. Distribution: North Atlantic between 30°N and 64°N; South Atlantic between 27°S and 46°S (off southwest tip of Africa); southern Indian Ocean, western South Pacific off New Zealand, southeastern Pacific [but possibly only the southern Indian Ocean and the southeastern Atlantic on ref. 31578]. Habitat: marine.