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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.