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macrophthalmus, Plectromus Gilchrist [J. D. F.] 1903:205, Pl. 13 (fig. 2) [Marine Investigations in South Africa v. 2; ref. 1645] Cape Point Lighthouse, bearing S.83°E. distance of 35.5 miles, South Africa, depth 360 fathoms. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. •Synonym of Poromitra megalops (Lütken 1878) -- (Ebeling 1986:429 [ref. 5651], Kotlyar 2004:5 [ref. 27590]). •Valid as Poromitra macrophthalma (Gilchrist 1903) -- (Kotlyar 2010:237 [ref. 30796], Kotlyar 2012:409 [ref. 32474], Fricke et al. 2014:40 [ref. 33932], Stewart & Bray 2015:986 [ref. 34276], Kimura et al. 2019:5 [ref. 37790]). Current status: Valid as Poromitra macrophthalma (Gilchrist 1903). Melamphaidae. Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa east to eastern Central Pacific. Habitat: marine.


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