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astronesthidens, Pseudoscopelus Prokofiev [A. M.] & Kukuev [E. I.] 2006:S27, Figs. 2D, 2G-J, 3C, 4, 5 [Journal of Ichthyology v. 46, suppl. 1; ref. 29308] Western North Atlantic, 37°34'N, 59°56'W, depth 1230-1250 meters. Holotype: ZMMGU 16455. Paratypes: AtlantNIRO 6-8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 19, 24, 26, 28, 29-30, 31, 40 (15 specimens) and 33 (4). Also appeared as new in Prokofiev 2006:71 [ref. 34649]; prioritary publication date not researched. Not treated by Spitz et al. 2007:335 [ref. 29400]. Melo 2010:55 [ref. 31058] includes Pseudoscopelus vorax Lavenberg [voratus on p. 247]; an unavailable name from an unpublished dissertation. •Valid as Pseudoscopelus astronesthidens Prokofiev & Kukuev 2006 -- (Melo et al. 2007:34 [ref. 29307], Prokofiev & Kukuev 2008:53 [ref. 29599], Hartel et al. 2008:330 [ref. 29890], Melo 2010:55 [ref. 31058], Prokofiev 2011:707 [ref. 31701]). Current status: Valid as Pseudoscopelus astronesthidens Prokofiev & Kukuev 2006. Chiasmodontidae. Distribution: Western North Atlantic. Habitat: marine.