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microlepis, Leptophidium Gilbert [C. H.] 1890:109 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 13 (no. 797); ref. 1623] Off Baja California, Mexico, Albatross station 3015 and 3016, depths 145 and 76 fathoms. Lectotype: USNM 44390. Paralectotypes: CAS-SU 219 (5). Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:102 [ref. 12291]. Lectotype selected by Robins 1962:495 [ref. 31289]; other syntypes are L. negropinna according to him. •Valid as Lepophidium microlepis (Gilbert 1890) -- (Bussing & López S. 1994:74 [ref. 23101], Lea in Fischer et al. 1995:1345 [ref. 22830], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:245 [ref. 24545], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:227 [ref. 24555], Robins in Nielsen et al. 1999:36 [ref. 24448], Nelson et al. 2004:91 [ref. 27807], Castellanos-Galindo et al. 2006:198 [ref. 28944], Robins et al. 2012:33 [ref. 32161], Page et al. 2013:94 [ref. 32708]). Current status: Valid as Lepophidium microlepis (Gilbert 1890). Ophidiidae: Ophidiinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific: outer Baja Caliornia and Gulf of California, Mexico. Habitat: marine.