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microlepis, Leptochilichthys Machida [Y.] & Shiogaki [M.] 1988:1, Figs. 1-3 [Japanese Journal of Ichthyology v. 35 (no. 1); ref. 6622] Pacific, off Aomori Prefecture, northernmost District of Honshu, Japan, 40°54'N, 142°01'E to 40°36'N, 142°13'E. Holotype (unique): BSKU 43810. •Valid as Leptochilichthys microlepis Machida & Shiogaki 1988 -- (Sazonov et al. 1993:57 [ref. 21498], Nakabo 2000:294 [ref. 25086], Hutchins 2001:19 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:294 [ref. 26001], Sazonov & Williams 2001:S6 [ref. 26712], Hoese et al. 2006:389 [ref. 29035]). Current status: Valid as Leptochilichthys microlepis Machida & Shiogaki 1988. Alepocephalidae. Distribution: Western North Pacific and off western Australia [probably Indo-Pacific]. Habitat: marine.