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tenuis, Lepidopus Günther [A.] 1877:437 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 4) v. 20 (no. 119) (art. 56); ref. 2009] Off Inoshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, Inland Sea, Challenger station 232, depth 345 fathoms. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1879.5.14.297. Also appeared in Günther 1887: 37, Pl. 7 (fig. B). May represent a group of closely related species -- (Parin & Nakamura 2003:1832 [ref. 27115]). •Valid as Benthodesmus tenuis (Günther 1877) -- (Lindberg & Krasyukova 1975:253 [ref. 7348], Fujii in Uyeno et al. 1983:415 [ref. 14275], Machida in Okamura et al. 1985:541, 704 [ref. 8056], Peden & Hughes 1986:4 [ref. 9714], Scott & Scott 1988:447 [ref. 25518], Paulin et al. 1989:229 [ref. 24556], McAllister 1990:178 [ref. 14674], Parin 1990:974 [ref. 19382], Boschung 1992:167 [ref. 23239], Nakamura & Parin 1993:82 [ref. 21769], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:171 [ref. 25472], Nakamura in Masuda et al. 1984:227 [ref. 6441], Heemstra in Smith & Heemstra 1995:xiii [ref. 21953], Shinohara et al. 1996:184 [ref. 26605], Adam et al. 1998:14 [ref. 23610], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:643 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1342 [ref. 25182], Claro et al. 2000:23 [ref. 26458], Nakamura & Parin 2001:3718 [ref. 26304], Shinohara et al. 2001:332 [ref. 25995], Nakabo 2002:1342 [ref. 26193], Moore et al. 2003:230 [ref. 27076], Parin & Nakamura 2003:1832 [ref. 27115], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:102 [ref. 27192], Parin 2003:S26 [ref. 28536], Shinohara et al. 2005:439 [ref. 28370], Mundy 2005:503 [ref. 28379], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:767 [ref. 28815], Shao et al. 2008:263 [ref. 29952], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:194 [ref. 30957], Shinohara et al. 2014:272 [ref. 33330], Parin et al. 2014:509 [ref. 33547], Stewart 2015:1620 [ref. 34196], Parin & Nakamura in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2892 [ref. 34618]). Current status: Valid as Benthodesmus tenuis (Günther 1877). Trichiuridae: Aphanopodinae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical through warm temperate seas, including Hawaiian Islands. Habitat: marine.