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Species in the genus Argyropelecus: [ 18 ] records


aculeatus, Argyropelecus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1850:406 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 22; ref. 1014] Azores, northeastern Atlantic. Holotype (unique): MNHN 0000-1817. Type catalog: Bertin 1940:314 [ref. 293]. •Valid as Argyropelecus aculeatus Valenciennes 1850 -- (Baird 1973:124 [ref. 7173], Yamamoto in Okamura et al. 1982:77, 326 [ref. 8256], Uyeno & Aizawa in Uyeno et al. 1983:137 [ref. 14275], Badcock in Whitehead et al. 1984:306 [ref. 13675], Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:47 [ref. 6441], Baird 1986:256 [ref. 6288], Paxton et al. 1989:191 [ref. 12442], Pequeño 1989:30 [ref. 14125], Paulin et al. 1989:95 [ref. 24556], McAllister 1990:89 [ref. 14674], Quéro et al. 1990:275 [ref. 14659], Harold 1993:125 [ref. 20311], Cervigón 1996:168 [ref. 24489], Shinohara et al. 1996:161 [ref. 26605], Santos et al. 1997:31 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:33 [ref. 24952], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:429 [ref. 23897], Uiblein et al. 1999:61 [ref. 24045], Fricke 1999:89 [ref. 24106], Porteiro et al. 1999:28 [ref. 24203], Nakabo 2000:315 [ref. 25086], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:590 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2002:315 [ref. 26001], Harold et al. in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:185 [ref. 26158], Harold 2003:892 [ref. 27001], Menezes & Figueiredo in Menezes et al. 2003:45 [ref. 27192], Moore et al. 2003:184 [ref. 27076], Shinohara et al. 2005:405 [ref. 28370], Mundy 2005:168 [ref. 28379], Paxton et al. 2006:424 [ref. 28995], Harold & Gomon 2008:230 [ref. 30629], Fricke et al. 2009:23 [ref. 30213], Bañon et al. 2010:8 [ref. 31029], Fricke et al. 2011:356 [ref. 31242], Lima et al. 2011:38 [ref. 31116], Harold et al. 2015:453 [ref. 34249], Bañón et al. 2016:307 [ref. 34397], Harold 2016:1795 [ref. 34568], Fricke et al. 2018:65 [ref. 35805], Fricke et al. 2019:60 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Argyropelecus aculeatus Valenciennes 1850. Sternoptychidae: Sternoptychinae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical and temperate seas. Habitat: marine.

affinis, Argyropelecus Garman [S.] 1899:237 [Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology v. 24; ref. 1540] Off Antilles, 15°24'40"N, 63°31'30"W, Albatross station 2117, depth 683 fathoms. Holotype (unique): USNM 44593. •Valid as Argyropelecus affinis Garman 1899 -- (Baird 1973:124 [ref. 7173], Uyeno & Aizawa in Uyeno et al. 1983:138 [ref. 14275], Badcock in Whitehead et al. 1984:307 [ref. 13675], Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:48 [ref. 6441], Baird 1986:256 [ref. 6288], Scott & Scott 1988:170 [ref. 25518], Matarese et al. 1989:94 [ref. 26885], Pequeño 1989:30 [ref. 14125], McAllister 1990:89 [ref. 14674], Quéro et al. 1990:276 [ref. 14659], Harold 1993:125 [ref. 20311], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:290 [ref. 24545], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:430 [ref. 23897], Harold 1999:1901 [ref. 24741], Nakabo 2000:315 [ref. 25086], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:590 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2002:315 [ref. 26001], Harold 2003:892 [ref. 27001], Menezes & Figueiredo in Menezes et al. 2003:45 [ref. 27192], Moore et al. 2003:184 [ref. 27076], Shinohara et al. 2005:405 [ref. 28370], Mundy 2005:168 [ref. 28379], Castellanos-Galindo et al. 2006:250 [ref. 28944], Lima et al. 2011:46 [ref. 31116], Harold 2016:1795 [ref. 34568], Kells et al. 2016:104 [ref. 35888], Burton & Lea 2019:42 [ref. 37205]). Current status: Valid as Argyropelecus affinis Garman 1899. Sternoptychidae: Sternoptychinae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical and subtropical seas. Habitat: marine.

amabilis, Sternoptychides Ogilby [J. D.] 1888:1313 [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales (Series 2) v. 3 (pt 3); ref. 3265] Lord Howe Island. Lectotype: AMS I.16263-001 [ex MAMU F93]. Paralectotypes: AMS I.16263-002 [ex MAMU F93] (1). Type catalog: Stanbury 1969:205 [ref. 19518]. Lectotype selected by McCulloch 1923:118, Pl. 14 (fig. 3) [ref. 2049]. •Synonym of Argyropelecus aculeatus Valenciennes 1850 -- (Baird 1973:124 [ref. 7173], Baird 1986:255 [ref. 6288], Paxton et al. 1989:191 [ref. 12442], Quéro et al. 1990:275 [ref. 14659], Mundy 2005:168 [ref. 28379], Paxton et al. 2006:424 [ref. 28995]). Current status: Synonym of Argyropelecus aculeatus Valenciennes 1850. Sternoptychidae: Sternoptychinae. Habitat: marine.

antrorsospinus, Argyropelecus Schultz [L. P.] 1937:1, Fig. 1 [Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections v. 91 (no. 27) (publ. 3439); ref. 10123] Off Culebra Island, Puerto Rico, 18°32'54"N, 65°23'42"W to 18°32'15"N, 65°18'45"W, depth 250-320 fathoms. Holotype: USNM 102989. Paratypes: USNM 33393 (1), 35561 (1), 43855 (1), 102987 (1). •Synonym of Argyropelecus aculeatus Valenciennes 1850 -- (Baird 1973:124 [ref. 7173], Quéro et al. 1990:276 [ref. 14659]). Current status: Synonym of Argyropelecus aculeatus Valenciennes 1850. Sternoptychidae: Sternoptychinae. Habitat: marine.

caninus, Argyropelecus Garman [S.] 1899:235 [Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology v. 24; ref. 1540] "Found floating on a log in the Indian Ocean off Port Louis Harbor", Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): MCZ 6599 (poor condition). •Synonym of Argyropelecus aculeatus Valenciennes 1850 -- (Baird 1973:124 [ref. 7173], Baird 1986:256 [ref. 6288], Quéro et al. 1990:275 [ref. 14659]). Current status: Synonym of Argyropelecus aculeatus Valenciennes 1850. Sternoptychidae: Sternoptychinae. Habitat: marine.

durvillei, Argyropelecus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1850:405 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 22; ref. 1014] North Atlantic. Holotype (unique): MNHN 0000-5569 (poor condition). Type catalog: Bertin 1940:314 [ref. 293]. Originally as d'Urvillei (p. 405) and Urvillei (p. xviii). •Synonym of Argyropelecus hemigymnus Cocco 1829 -- (Baird 1973:123 [ref. 7173], Quéro et al. 1990:277 [ref. 14659], Gon 1990:123 [ref. 21680]). Current status: Synonym of Argyropelecus hemigymnus Cocco 1829. Sternoptychidae: Sternoptychinae. Habitat: marine.

gigas, Argyropelecus Norman [J. R.] 1930:302, Fig. 10 [Discovery Reports v. 2; ref. 3219] Atlantic, 2°49'30"S, 9°25'30"W, depth 800-1000 meters. Holotype: BMNH 1930.1.12.328 (or 329). Paratypes: BMNH 1930.1.12.327 (1), 1930.1.12.329 (1). •Valid as Argyropelecus gigas Norman 1930 -- (Baird 1973:125 [ref. 7173], Badcock in Whitehead et al. 1984:308 [ref. 13675], Baird 1986:256 [ref. 6288], Inada in Nakamura et al. 1986:88 [ref. 14235], Scott & Scott 1988:171 [ref. 25518], Paxton et al. 1989:191 [ref. 12442], Pequeño 1989:30 [ref. 14125], Paulin et al. 1989:95 [ref. 24556], McAllister 1990:89 [ref. 14674], Aizawa in Amaoka et al. 1990:113 [ref. 16024], Quéro et al. 1990:276 [ref. 14659], Harold 1993:125 [ref. 20311], Santos et al. 1997:31 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:33 [ref. 24952], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:431 [ref. 23897], Fricke 1999:88 [ref. 24106], Porteiro et al. 1999:8 [ref. 24203], Harold 1999:1901 [ref. 24741], Hutchins 2001:19 [ref. 25847], Harold 2003:892 [ref. 27001], Moore et al. 2003:184 [ref. 27076], Paxton et al. 2006:425 [ref. 28995], Harold & Gomon 2008:231 [ref. 30629], Bañon et al. 2010:8 [ref. 31029], Lima et al. 2011:45 [ref. 31116], Møller et al. 2010:28 [ref. 31169], Harold et al. 2015:454 [ref. 34249], Afonso et al. 2016:27, 98 [ref. 36199], Bañón et al. 2016:308 [ref. 34397], Harold 2016:1795 [ref. 34568], Nión et al. 2016:35 [ref. 35565]). Current status: Valid as Argyropelecus gigas Norman 1930. Sternoptychidae: Sternoptychinae. Distribution: Circumglobal, except northeastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.

hawaiensis, Argyropelecus lynchus Schultz [L. P.] 1961:615, Fig. 12 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 112 (no. 3449); ref. 10156] Mauna Loa lava flow, Kona, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Islands. Holotype: USNM 177931. Paratypes: SIO H53-372 (1), UH (uncat., 3, not found in 1997); USNM 164001 (1), 164002 (3, lost), 164003 (3 or 2). The correct spelling of the species name is lychnus. •Synonym of Argyropelecus sladeni Regan 1908 -- (Mecklenburg et al. 2002:221 [ref. 25968], Mundy 2005:169 [ref. 28379]). Current status: Synonym of Argyropelecus sladeni Regan 1908. Sternoptychidae: Sternoptychinae. Habitat: marine.

heathi, Argyropelecus Gilbert [C. H.] 1905:601, Pl. 72 (fig. 1) [Bulletin of the U. S. Fish Commission v. 23 (pt 2) [for 1903]; ref. 1631] Kaiwi Channel, between Oahu Island and Molokai Island, Hawaiian Islands, Albatross station 4107, depth 350-355 fathoms. Holotype (unique): USNM 51632. •Synonym of Argyropelecus hemigymnus Cocco 1829 -- (Quéro et al. 1990:277 [ref. 14659], Gon 1990:123 [ref. 21680], Mundy 2005:168 [ref. 28379]). Current status: Synonym of Argyropelecus hemigymnus Cocco 1829. Sternoptychidae: Sternoptychinae. Habitat: marine.

hemigymnus, Argyropelecus Cocco [A.] 1829:146 [Giornale di Scienze Lettere e Arti per La Sicilia Anno 7, v. 26 (no. 77); ref. 857] Messina, Sicily, Italy, Mediterranean Sea. No types known. Original spelling was Argyropelecus Emigymnus. Spelled hemigymnus in Isis, v. 24, 1831:1342 [Cocco ref. 20711]. Neotype designation by Fricke 1999:89 [ref. 24106] is invalid; see Fricke 2000:639 [ref. 24537]. •Valid as Argyropelecus hemigymnus Cocco 1829 -- (Baird 1973:123 [ref. 7173], Badcock in Whitehead et al. 1984:309 [ref. 13675], Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:48 [ref. 6441], Baird 1986:256 [ref. 6288], Scott & Scott 1988:171 [ref. 25518], Matarese et al. 1989:96 [ref. 26885], Paxton et al. 1989:191 [ref. 12442], Pequeño 1989:30 [ref. 14125], Paulin et al. 1989:95 [ref. 24556], McAllister 1990:89 [ref. 14674], Quéro et al. 1990:277 [ref. 14659], Gon 1990:123 [ref. 21680], Harold 1993:125 [ref. 20311], Shinohara et al. 1994:59 [ref. 22800], Galil & Goren 1994:49 [ref. 23163], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:290 [ref. 24545], Santos et al. 1997:32 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:33 [ref. 24952], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:432 [ref. 23897], Fricke 1999:88 [ref. 24106], Porteiro et al. 1999:29 [ref. 24203], Harold 1999:1901 [ref. 24741], Nakabo 2000:315 [ref. 25086], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:590 [ref. 25122], Sheiko & Fedorov 2000:21 [ref. 25650], Hutchins 2001:19 [ref. 25847], Shinohara et al. 2001:296 [ref. 25995], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:41 [ref. 26753], Nakabo 2002:315 [ref. 26001], Harold 2003:892 [ref. 27001], Menezes & Figueiredo in Menezes et al. 2003:45 [ref. 27192], Moore et al. 2003:184 [ref. 27076], Golani 2005:21 [ref. 37112], Mundy 2005:168 [ref. 28379], Shinohara et al. 2005:405 [ref. 28370], Paxton et al. 2006:425 [ref. 28995], Fricke et al. 2007:57 [ref. 29533], Harold & Gomon 2008:230 [ref. 30629], Fricke et al. 2009:24 [ref. 30213], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:22 [ref. 36649], Møller et al. 2010:28 [ref. 31169], Lima et al. 2011:40 [ref. 31116], Fricke et al. 2011:356 [ref. 31242], Mecklenburg et al. 2011:119 [ref. 31212], Parin et al. 2014:145 [ref. 33547], Goren & Galil 2015:520 [ref. 33910], Harold et al. 2015:455 [ref. 34249], Bañón et al. 2016:307 [ref. 34397], Harold 2016:1795 [ref. 34568], Kells et al. 2016:347 [ref. 35888], Fricke et al. 2018:66 [ref. 35805], Mecklenburg et al. 2018:85 [ref. 36370], Burton & Lea 2019:42 [ref. 37205], Elbaraasi et al. 2019:92 [ref. 36864]). Current status: Valid as Argyropelecus hemigymnus Cocco 1829. Sternoptychidae: Sternoptychinae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical, subtropical and temperate seas, north to the Arctic region (including Mediterranean Sea). Habitat: marine.

intermedius, Argyropelecus Clarke [F. E.] 1878:244, Pl. 6 (top fig.) [Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute v. 10 (art. 30) (for 1877); ref. 841] Beach at Hokitika, New Zealand. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. •Valid as Argyropelecus intermedius Clarke 1878 -- (Pequeño 1989:31 [ref. 14125]). •Synonym of Argyropelecus hemigymnus Cocco 1829 -- (Baird 1973:123 [ref. 7173], Scott & Scott 1988:171 [ref. 25518], Quéro et al. 1990:277 [ref. 14659], Gon 1990:123 [ref. 21680], Mundy 2005:168 [ref. 28379]). Current status: Synonym of Argyropelecus hemigymnus Cocco 1829. Sternoptychidae: Sternoptychinae. Distribution: Southwestern Pacific. Habitat: marine.

kirkii, Polyipnus Hector [J.] 1896:743 [Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute v. 28; ref. 20785] Not available, no distinguishing features provided. •In the synonymy of Argyropelecus intermedius Clarke 1878. •In the synonymy of Argyropelecus hemigymnus Cocco 1829 Current status: Synonym of Argyropelecus hemigymnus Cocco 1829. Sternoptychidae: Sternoptychinae.

lychnus, Argyropelecus Garman [S.] 1899:234, Pl. J (figs. 1-1b) [Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology v. 24; ref. 1540] South of Cuiba Island, Panama, 6°17'N, 82°05'W, Albatross station 3360, depth 1672 fathoms. Lectotype: USNM 57885. Paralectotypes: MCZ 28528-29 (3, 1), 35147 (1), 35193 (1), 96653-57 (1, 2, 1, 1, 1); USNM 120239-41 [ex MCZ 28529 and 19367] (1 ea.), 170966 (1). Lectotype selected by Schultz 1961 [ref. 10156]. Frequently misspelled lynchus. •Valid as Argyropelecus lychnus Garman 1899 -- (Peden et al. 1985:4 [ref. 24081], Scott & Scott 1988:171 [ref. 25518], Matarese et al. 1989:98 [ref. 26885], Pequeño 1989:31 [ref. 14125], Paulin et al. 1989:95 [ref. 24556] as lynchus, McAllister 1990:89 [ref. 14674], Harold 1993:125 [ref. 20311], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:291 [ref. 24545], McCosker et al. 1997:24 [ref. 22816], Castellanos-Galindo et al. 2006:250 [ref. 28944], Fourriére et al. 2016:454 [ref. 34668], Kells et al. 2016:347 [ref. 35888], Burton & Lea 2019:42 [ref. 37205]). Current status: Valid as Argyropelecus lychnus Garman 1899. Sternoptychidae: Sternoptychinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.

mediterranea, Sternoptix Cocco [A.] 1838:7, Figs. 2a-b [Il Faro Anno 6, v. 4 (no. 15); ref. 20278] Messina, Sicily, Italy, Mediterranean Sea. No types known. Original genus should have been Sternoptyx. •Synonym of Argyropelecus hemigymnus Cocco 1829 -- (Tortonese 1970:169 [ref. 21834]). Current status: Synonym of Argyropelecus hemigymnus Cocco 1829. Sternoptychidae: Sternoptychinae. Habitat: marine.

micracanthus, Argyropelecus Parr [A. E.] 1937:52, Fig. 21 [Bulletin of the Bingham Oceanographic Collection Yale University v. 3 (art. 7); ref. 3376] Tongue of the Ocean, Bahamas, 23°49'N, 76°58'W, 7000 feet wire out. Holotype (unique): YPM 3768. Type catalog: Moore & Boardman 1991:26 [ref. 16741]. •Synonym of Argyropelecus aculeatus Valenciennes 1850 -- (Baird 1973:124 [ref. 7173], Quéro et al. 1990:275 [ref. 14659]). Current status: Synonym of Argyropelecus aculeatus Valenciennes 1850. Sternoptychidae: Sternoptychinae. Habitat: marine.

olfersii, Sternoptyx Cuvier [G.] 1829:316, Pl. 13 (fig. 2) [Le Règne Animal (Edition 2) v. 2; ref. 995] Atlantic southeast of Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Holotype (unique): MNHN 0000-1889. Type catalog: Bertin 1940:313-314 [ref. 293]. •Valid as Argyropelecus olfersii (Cuvier 1829) [sometimes as olfersi] -- (Baird 1973:125 [ref. 7173], Badcock in Whitehead et al. 1984:310 [ref. 13675], Pequeño 1989:31 [ref. 14125], Paulin et al. 1989:95 [ref. 24556] as olfersi, Aizawa in Amaoka et al. 1990:114 [ref. 16024], Quéro et al. 1990:277 [ref. 14659], Harold 1993:125 [ref. 20311], Santos et al. 1997:32 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:33 [ref. 24952], Porteiro et al. 1999:29 [ref. 24203], Castellanos-Galindo et al. 2006:250 [ref. 28944], Møller et al. 2010:29 [ref. 31169], Fricke et al. 2011:356 [ref. 31242], Lima et al. 2011:46 [ref. 31116], Psomadakis et al. 2012:16 [ref. 33457], Parin et al. 2014:145 [ref. 33547], Harold et al. 2015:456 [ref. 34249], Bañón et al. 2016:307 [ref. 34397], Mecklenburg et al. 2018:85 [ref. 36370]). Current status: Valid as Argyropelecus olfersii (Cuvier 1829). Sternoptychidae: Sternoptychinae. Distribution: Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Pacific. Habitat: marine.

pacificus, Argyropelecus Schultz [L. P.] 1961:599, Fig. 4 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 112 (no. 3449); ref. 10156] Mauna Loa lava flow, Kona, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Islands. Holotype: USNM 164000. Paratypes: SIO S10-54-83A (5), 55-258 (9); CAS-SU 46525 [= CAS-SU 46705] (2), 46533 (1), 46542 [= CAS-SU 46706] (1), 46591 [= CAS-SU 46710] (2), 46617 (1, not found), 46619 (1); USNM 87563 (1), 177930 (1). •Valid as Argyropelecus pacificus Schultz 1961 -- (Pequeño 1989:31 [ref. 14125]). •Synonym of Argyropelecus affinis Garman 1899 -- (Baird 1986:256 [ref. 6288], Quéro et al. 1990:276 [ref. 14659], Harold 1993:124 [ref. 20311], Mundy 2005:168 [ref. 28379]). Current status: Synonym of Argyropelecus affinis Garman 1899. Sternoptychidae: Sternoptychinae. Distribution: North Pacific. Habitat: marine.

sladeni, Argyropelecus Regan [C. T.] 1908:218 [The Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. Second Series. Zoology v. 12 (pt 3); ref. 3634] Salomon Atoll, Chagos Archipelago, Indian Ocean [ca. 5°22'S 72°16'E], depth 400-500 fathoms. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1908.3.23.5. •Valid as Argyropelecus sladeni Regan 1908 -- (Uyeno & Aizawa in Uyeno et al. 1983:139 [ref. 14275], Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:48 [ref. 6441], Baird 1986:257 [ref. 6288], Matarese et al. 1989:100 [ref. 26885], Paxton et al. 1989:191 [ref. 12442], Pequeño 1989:31 [ref. 14125], Paulin et al. 1989:95 [ref. 24556], McAllister 1990:90 [ref. 14674], Quéro et al. 1990:278 [ref. 14659], Harold 1993:125 [ref. 20311], Shinohara et al. 1994:60 [ref. 22800], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:290 [ref. 24545], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:433 [ref. 23897], Harold 1999:1901 [ref. 24741], Nakabo 2000:315 [ref. 25086], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:590 [ref. 25122], Sheiko & Fedorov 2000:21 [ref. 25650], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:221 [ref. 25968], Hutchins 2001:19 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:315 [ref. 26001], Harold 2003:892 [ref. 27001], Menezes & Figueiredo in Menezes et al. 2003:45 [ref. 27192], Moore et al. 2003:184 [ref. 27076], Mundy 2005:169 [ref. 28379], Castellanos-Galindo et al. 2006:250 [ref. 28944], Paxton et al. 2006:425 [ref. 28995], Fricke et al. 2011:357 [ref. 31242], Lima et al. 2011:40 [ref. 31116], Parin et al. 2014:145 [ref. 33547], Harold et al. 2015:457 [ref. 34249], Pietsch & Orr 2015:23 [ref. 34694], Harold 2016:1795 [ref. 34568], Kells et al. 2016:104 [ref. 35888], Burton & Lea 2019:42 [ref. 37205], Fricke et al. 2019:60 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Argyropelecus sladeni Regan 1908. Sternoptychidae: Sternoptychinae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical and temperate seas. Habitat: marine.