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microphthalmus, Aphanopus Norman [J. R.] 1939:71, Fig. 25 [Scientific Reports, John Murray Expedition v. 7 (no. 1); ref. 6556] Gulf of Aden, station 34, depth 1022 meters. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1939.5.14.1322. •Synonym of Aphanopus carbo Lowe 1839 -- (Parin & Bekker 1973:463 [ref. 7206], Parin in Whitehead et al. 1986:977 [ref. 13676]). •Valid as Aphanopus microphthalmus Norman 1939 -- (Nakamura 1986:829 [ref. 5696], Nakamura & Parin 1993:67 [ref. 21769], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:170 [ref. 25472], Parin 1994:744 [ref. 22089], Nakamura & Parin 2001:3716 [ref. 26304]). Current status: Valid as Aphanopus microphthalmus Norman 1939. Trichiuridae: Aphanopodinae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean. Habitat: marine.