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macrophotus, Melanostomias Regan [C. T.] & Trewavas [E.] 1930:115, Fig. 111b [Danish Dana Expedition 1920-22 in the North Atlantic and the Gulf of Panama, Oceanographical Reports. v. 2 (no. 6); ref. 3681] Caribbean Sea; western Atlantic. Syntypes: (2 + 7 juveniles) BMNH 1929.7.6.151 (1), 1929.7.6.152 (1); ZMUC P202014 (1) Dana station 1274 (17°43'N, 64°56'W). Type catalog: Nielsen 1974:21 [ref. 9588]. •Synonym of Melanostomias melanopogon Regan & Trewavas 1930 -- (Morrow 1973:134 [ref. 7175]). •Valid as Melanostomias macrophotus Regan & Trewavas 1930 -- (Fujii in Uyeno et al. 1983:151 [ref. 14275], Gibbs in Whitehead et al. 1984:359 [ref. 13675], Gibbs & Barnett 1990:328 [ref. 14915], Arruda 1997:38 [ref. 24952], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:526 [ref. 23897], Harold 2003:912 [ref. 27001], Menezes et al. in Menezes et al. 2003:47 [ref. 27192], Mundy 2005:187 [ref. 28379], Harold 2016:1814 [ref. 34568], Carneiro et al. 2019:101 [ref. 37250], Sutton et al. 2020:118 [ref. 37832]). Current status: Valid as Melanostomias macrophotus Regan & Trewavas 1930. Stomiidae: Melanostomiinae. Distribution: Circumglobal in warm seas. Habitat: marine.