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spinosus, Scopelus Steindachner [F.] 1867:119 [Anzeiger der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 4 (no. 14) (for 16 May 1867); ref. 21724] China, western Pacific. Holotype (unique): NMW 58690. Species also appeared on p. 79 of English version [ref. 18764]; later illustrated and described in more detail in Steindachner 1867:711, Pl. 3 (figs. 4-4a) [p. 11 of separate] [ref. 6393]. •Valid as Myctophum spinosum (Steindachner 1867) -- (Paxton 1979:15 [ref. 6440], Fujii in Okamura et al. 1982:113, 342 [ref. 8256], Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:66 [ref. 6441], Hulley 1986:314 [ref. 5672], Paxton et al. 1989:267 [ref. 12442], Pequeño 1989:38 [ref. 14125], Paxton & Hulley 1999:1964 [ref. 24748], Nakabo 2000:384 [ref. 25086], Paxton & Hulley in Randall & Lim 2000:594 [ref. 25122], Wang & Chen 2001:116 [ref. 25464], Shinohara et al. 2001:301 [ref. 25995], Chen 2002:136 [ref. 26587], Nakabo 2002:384 [ref. 26001], Lobel & Lobel 2004:68 [ref. 27576], Mundy 2005:229 [ref. 28379], Paxton et al. 2006:527 [ref. 28994], Fricke et al. 2011:362 [ref. 31242], Fricke et al. 2014:31 [ref. 33932], Robertson & Clements 2015:672 [ref. 34257], Fricke et al. 2018:79 [ref. 35805]). •Valid as Dasyscopelus spinosus (Steindachner 1867) -- (Martin et al. 2018:83 [ref. 35716] as spinosum). Current status: Valid as Dasyscopelus spinosus (Steindachner 1867). Myctophidae: Myctophinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: South Africa east to Hawaiian Islands and Marquesas Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland and Lord Howe Island (Australia) and New Caledonia and New Zealand region; strays to southeastern Atlantic. Habitat: marine.