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mollis, Diaphus Tåning [A. V.] 1928:60 [Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening, Kjøbenhavn v. 86; ref. 15877] Eastern Atlantic [ca. 300 kilometers north of São Nicolau Island, Cape Verde Islands], 19°22'N, 24°06'W, depth about 200 meters. Lectotype: ZMUC P2329211. Type catalog: Nielsen 1974:36 [ref. 9588]. Lectotype selected by Nafpaktitis 1973:32 [ref. 10436]. •Valid as Diaphus mollis Tåning 1928 -- (Krefft & Bekker 1973:179 [ref. 7181], Paxton 1979:9 [ref. 6440], Hulley in Whitehead et al. 1984:447 [ref. 13675], Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:72 [ref. 6441], Hulley 1986:293 [ref. 5672], Scott & Scott 1988:212 [ref. 25518], Paxton et al. 1989:258 [ref. 12442], McAllister 1990:104 [ref. 14674], Hulley 1990:416 [ref. 15273], Santos et al. 1997:45 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:45 [ref. 24952], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:639 [ref. 23897], Fricke 1999:97 [ref. 24106], Porteiro et al. 1999:34 [ref. 24203], Paxton & Hulley 1999:1963 [ref. 24748], Nakabo 2000:396 [ref. 25086], Paxton & Hulley in Randall & Lim 2000:593 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:20 [ref. 25847], Chen 2002:200 [ref. 26587], Nakabo 2002:396 [ref. 26001], Santos et al. in Menezes et al. 2003:53 [ref. 27192], Hartel & Craddock 2003:950 [ref. 27005], Moore et al. 2003:199 [ref. 27076], Shinohara et al. 2005:411 [ref. 28370], Mundy 2005:217 [ref. 28379], Paxton et al. 2006:516 [ref. 28994], Shao et al. 2008:241 [ref. 29952], Fricke et al. 2011:361 [ref. 31242], Robertson & Clements 2015:646 [ref. 34257], Hulley 2016:1893 [ref. 34576], Fricke et al. 2018:77 [ref. 35805], Carneiro et al. 2019:117 [ref. 37250], Sutton et al. 2020:177 [ref. 37832] in subgenus Diaphus). Current status: Valid as Diaphus mollis Tåning 1928. Myctophidae: Diaphinae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical through temperate seas, but not in eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.