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Photonectes Günther [A.] 1887:212 Masc. Lucifer albipennis Döderlein 1882. Type by being a replacement name. Replacement for Lucifer Döderlein 1882, preoccupied by Lucifer Thompson 1830 in Crustacea and by Lucifer Reichenbach 1849 in Aves. •Valid as Photonectes Günther 1887 -- (Morrow in Morrow & Gibbs 1964:486 [ref. 6962], Morrow 1973:140 [ref. 7175], Kawaguchi & Moser 1984:171 [ref. 13642], Gibbs in Whitehead et al. 1984:362 [ref. 13675], Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:52 [ref. 6441], Fink 1985:11 [ref. 5171], Gibbs 1986:243 [ref. 5655], Paxton et al. 1989:202 [ref. 12442], Harold 1999:1913 [ref. 24741], Harold 2003:909 [ref. 27001], Paxton et al. 2006:450 [ref. 28995], Klepadlo 2011:201 [ref. 31414], Prokofiev 2014:380 [ref. 33470], Parin et al. 2014:149 [ref. 33547], Prokofiev 2015:131 [ref. 33761] as a subgenus, Kenaley & Stewart 2015:519 [ref. 34248], Prokofiev 2016:487 [ref. 34688], Koeda & Ho 2019:180 [ref. 36650], Prokofiev & Klepadlo 2019:270 [ref. 36682]). Current status: Valid as Photonectes Günther 1887. Stomiidae: Melanostomiinae.