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townsendi, Myctophum Eigenmann [C. H.] & Eigenmann [R. S.] 1889:125 [2] [West American Scientist v. 6 (no. 48); ref. 1251] Cortez Banks, off San Diego, California, U.S.A., depth 45 fathoms. Syntypes: BMNH 1891.5.19.172-173 (2), MCZ 35970 (1), CAS-SU 20173 (1), USNM 41921 (3). On p. 2 of separate. See Mecklenburg et al. 2002:246 [ref. 25968]. •Synonym of Ceratoscopelus warmingii Lütken 1892 -- (Badcock & Araújo 1988:16 [ref. 21455]). •Valid as Ceratoscopelus townsendi (Eigenmann & Eigenmann 1889) -- (Paxton 1979:7 [ref. 6440], Fujii in Okamura et al. 1982:103, 337 [ref. 8256], Peden & Hughes 1986:2 [ref. 9714], Matarese et al. 1989:160 [ref. 26885], Pequeño 1989:36 [ref. 14125], McAllister 1990:104 [ref. 14674], Paxton et al. in Fischer et al. 1995:1320 [ref. 22830], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:231 [ref. 24545], Chen 2002:171 [ref. 26587], Nelson et al. 2004:88 [ref. 27807], Mundy 2005:213 [ref. 28379], Page et al. 2013:89 [ref. 32708], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:606 [ref. 34923], Burton & Lea 2019:45 [ref. 37205], Carneiro et al. 2019:115 [ref. 37250], Balushkin & Prirodina 2020:44 [ref. 37828]). Current status: Valid as Ceratoscopelus townsendi (Eigenmann & Eigenmann 1889). Myctophidae: Lampanyctinae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical through cold temperate seas. Habitat: marine.