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macrophthalmus, Sphenanthias Fourmanoir [P.] 1985:38, Fig. 3 [Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle Serie A Zoologie v. 133 (art. 2); ref. 8092] Philippines, 14°01'N, 120°17.1'E to 13°59.9'N, 120°17.5'E, depth 184-186 or 188-195 meters. Holotype: MNHN 1983-0557. Paratypes: MNHN 1983-0558 (2, 1 missing). Type catalog: Bauchot & Desoutter 1989:25 [ref. 15502]. Bauchot & Desoutter 1989:25 [ref. 15502] determine that the holotype is lost and designate a paratype as the neotype [should have been a lectotype], but the holotype was borrowed and examined and returned to Paris where it should be available. •Valid as Owstonia macrophthalmus (Fourmanoir 1985) -- (Imai in Randall & Lim 2000:625 [ref. 25122]). •Valid as Sphenanthias macrophthalmus Fourmanoir 1985 -- (Smith-Vaniz 2001:3332 [ref. 26130]). •In genus Sphenanthias -- (Liao et al. 2009:522 [ref. 30453]). •Valid as Owstonia macrophthalma (Fourmanoir 1985) -- (Endo et al. 2015:[6] [ref. 33765], Smith-Vaniz & Johnson 2016:64 [ref. 34879]). Current status: Valid as Owstonia macrophthalma (Fourmanoir 1985). Cepolidae: Owstoniinae. Distribution: Philippines. Habitat: marine.