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prometheus, Gempylus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1832:213, Pl. 222 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 8; ref. 1000] Saint Helena Island, South Atlantic. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-5366. •Valid as Promethichthys prometheus (Cuvier 1832) -- (Parin & Bekker 1973:459 [ref. 7206], Lindberg & Krasyukova 1975:251 [ref. 7348], Nakamura in Okamura et al. 1982:265, 389 [ref. 8256], Fujii in Uyeno et al. 1983:409 [ref. 14275], Nakamura in Masuda et al. 1984:227 [ref. 6441], Machida in Okamura et al. 1985:539, 703 [ref. 8056], Parin in Whitehead et al. 1986:971 [ref. 13676], Pequeño 1989:67 [ref. 14125], Parin 1990:969 [ref. 19382], Cervigón 1992:323 [ref. 23827], Nakamura & Parin 1993:40 [ref. 21769], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:169 [ref. 25472], Cervigón 1994:224 [ref. 24488], Shinohara et al. 1996:183 [ref. 26605], Roberts & Stewart 1997:138 [ref. 23233], Santos et al. 1997:105 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:98 [ref. 24952], Adam et al. 1998:13 [ref. 23610], Fricke 1999:558 [ref. 24106] as Prometichthys, Pakhorukov 1999:658 [ref. 24883], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:327 [ref. 25013], Allen 2000:94 [ref. 37268], Nakabo 2000:1339 [ref. 25182], Randall & Earle 2000:20 [ref. 25806], Nakamura & Parin 2001:3706 [ref. 26304], Shinohara et al. 2001:332 [ref. 25995], Nakabo 2002:1339 [ref. 26193], Moore et al. 2003:230 [ref. 27076], Parin & Nakamura 2003:1823 [ref. 27115], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S120 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:648 [ref. 27495] as Prometheichthys, Menezes & Figueiredo in Menezes et al. 2003:101 [ref. 27192], Randall et al. 2004:31 [ref. 27624], Shinohara et al. 2005:439 [ref. 28370], Mundy 2005:501 [ref. 28379], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:762 [ref. 28815], Bray & Hoese 2006:1756 [ref. 29049], Randall 2007:443 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:110 [ref. 30213], Shinohara et al. 2014:272 [ref. 33330], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:82 [ref. 33341], Wirtz et al. 2014:10 [ref. 33516], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:8 [ref. 33988], Parin & Nakamura in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2883 [ref. 34618], Vieira et al. 2016:[8] [ref. 34869], Motomura et al. 2017:209 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:360 [ref. 35805], Brown et al. 2019:172 [ref. 36444], Fricke et al. 2019:310 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Promethichthys prometheus (Cuvier 1832). Gempylidae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical and warm temperate seas. Habitat: marine.