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nigra, Astronesthes Richardson [J.] 1845:97, Pl. 50 (figs. 1-3) [Ichthyology.--Part 2. The zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Sulphur; ref. 20574] Locality unknown (supposed to be China seas). Holotype (unique): BMNH 1970.5.19.1. Spelled niger on plate. •Valid as Astronesthes niger Richardson 1845 -- (Gibbs 1964:329 [ref. 6960], Gibbs & Morrow 1973:126 [ref. 7174], Gibbs in Whitehead et al. 1984:330 [ref. 13675], Gibbs 1986:232 [ref. 5655], Scott & Scott 1988:174 [ref. 25518], McAllister 1990:93 [ref. 14674], Gibbs 1990:303 [ref. 14899], Santos et al. 1997:34 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:35 [ref. 24952], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:456 [ref. 23897], Fricke 1999:89 [ref. 24106], Porteiro et al. 1999:30 [ref. 24203], Parin & Borodulina 2002:442 [ref. 26267], Harold 2003:895 [ref. 27001], Menezes et al. in Menezes et al. 2003:46 [ref. 27192], Moore et al. 2003:185 [ref. 27076], Parin & Borodulina 2003:595 [ref. 27333], Kenaley et al. 2008:241 [ref. 30630], Harold 2016:1799 [ref. 34568], Carneiro et al. 2019:94 [ref. 37250], Reiner 2019:93 [ref. 38139], Iglésias et al. 2020:291 [ref. 37987], Sutton et al. 2020:92 [ref. 37832]). Current status: Valid as Astronesthes niger Richardson 1845. Stomiidae: Astronesthinae. Distribution: Circumglobal. Habitat: marine.