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emmelas, Leptophidium Gilbert [C. H.] 1890:110 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 13 (no. 797); ref. 1623] Coast of Baja California, Mexico, 25°27'30"N, 110°50'30"W, Albatross station 3007, depth 362 fathoms. Lectotype: USNM 44326 [or 44386]. Paralectotypes: (many) BMNH 1900.9.29.247 [from Jordan] (3?), CAS-SU 192 (6?), UMMZ 162265 (3), ?USNM 44386 (1). Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:102 [ref. 12291]. Lectotype selected by Robins 1961:215 [ref. 3785]. •Valid as Cherublemma emmelas (Gilbert 1890) -- (Pequeño 1989:48 [ref. 14125], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1993:80 [ref. 21807], Bussing & López S. 1994:76 [ref. 23101], Lea in Fischer et al. 1995:1345 [ref. 22830], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:244 [ref. 24545], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:224 [ref. 24555], Robins in Nielsen et al. 1999:29 [ref. 24448], Love et al. 2005:50 [ref. 37547], Castellanos-Galindo et al. 2006:197 [ref. 28944], Robertson et al. 2017:58 [ref. 35676], González-Murcia et al. 2019:292 [ref. 36544]). Current status: Valid as Cherublemma emmelas (Gilbert 1890). Ophidiidae: Ophidiinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific: Pacific coast of southern Baja California Sur (Mexico) south to northern Chile, including Gulf of California (Mexico). Habitat: marine.


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