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watasei, Diaphus Jordan [D. S.] & Starks [E. C.] 1904:580, Fig. [Bulletin of the U. S. Fish Commission v. 22 [1902]; ref. 2526] Off Atami, Sagami Sea, Japan, depth 153 fathoms. Holotype: USNM 51443. Paratypes: CAS-SU 8393 (4, missing). •Valid as Diaphus watasei Jordan & Starks 1904 -- (Paxton 1979:8 [ref. 6440], Fujii in Okamura et al. 1982:107, 339 [ref. 8256], Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:73 [ref. 6441], Okamura in Okamura & Kitajima 1984:187, 352 [ref. 8057], Hulley 1986:296 [ref. 5672], Paxton et al. 1989:260 [ref. 12442], Becker & Shcherbachev 1990:850 [ref. 20119], Gomon et al. 1994:278 [ref. 22532], Kao & Shao 1996:5 [ref. 24963], Shinohara et al. 1996:165 [ref. 26605], Paxton & Hulley 1999:1963 [ref. 24748], Nakabo 2000:394 [ref. 25086], Paxton & Hulley in Randall & Lim 2000:593 [ref. 25122], Wang & Chen 2001:109 [ref. 25464], Hutchins 2001:20 [ref. 25847], Shinohara et al. 2001:301 [ref. 25995], Chen 2002:212 [ref. 26587], Nakabo 2002:394 [ref. 26001], Shinohara et al. 2005:411 [ref. 28370], Paxton et al. 2006:518 [ref. 28994], Paxton & Bray 2008:277 [ref. 30633], Shinohara et al. 2014:239 [ref. 33330], Motomura et al. 2015:16 [ref. 34709], Fricke et al. 2018:78 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Diaphus watasei Jordan & Starks 1904. Myctophidae: Diaphinae. Distribution: East Africa and Madagascar; southern Japan. Habitat: marine.