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indica, Gigantura chuni Brauer [A.] 1901:129 [Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft zur Beförderung der Gesamten Naturwissenschaften zu Marburg No. 8; ref. 630] Indian Ocean, either 4°05'08'S, 78°24'08'E or 2°38'07"S, 65°59'02"E, Valdivia station 228. Lectotype: ZMB 17704. Paralectotypes: (1) lost. Lectotype selected by Johnson & Bertelsen 1991:20 [ref. 19179]; smaller specimen lost according to them. •Valid as Rosaura indica (Brauer 1901) -- (Johnson 1986:274 [ref. 5677], Fricke 1999:91 [ref. 24106]). •Valid as Gigantura indica Brauer 1901 -- (Paxton et al. 1989:245 [ref. 12442], Johnson & Bertelsen 1991:30 [ref. 19179], Heemstra in Smith & Heemstra 1995:ix [ref. 21953], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:552 [ref. 23897], Paxton & Niem 1999:1954 [ref. 24746], Paxton in Randall & Lim 2000:591 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:21 [ref. 25847], Thompson 2003:941 [ref. 27003], Moore et al. 2003:194 [ref. 27076], Love et al. 2005:42 [ref. 37547], Mundy 2005:192 [ref. 28379], Shinohara et al. 2005:407 [ref. 28370], Paxton et al. 2006:501 [ref. 28996], Fricke et al. 2011:360 [ref. 31242], Wirtz et al. 2014:4 [ref. 33516], Russell 2016:1854 [ref. 34572], Konstantinidis & Johnson 2016:4 [ref. 35192], Fricke et al. 2018:74 [ref. 35805], Fricke et al. 2019:67[ref. 36673], Sutton et al. 2020:134 [ref. 37832]). Current status: Valid as Gigantura indica Brauer 1901. Giganturidae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical and warm temperate seas. Habitat: marine.


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