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elongatus, Scopelus Costa [O. G.] 1844:Scopelus p. 2, Pl. 35 [Fauna del regno di Napoli Part 1; ref. 976] Ercolano, southeast of [Napoli] Naples, Italy, Mediterranean Sea. No types known. Published 15 June 1844. •Synonym of Hygophum benoiti (Cocco 1838) -- (Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:45 [ref. 26753]). •Valid as Notoscopelus elongatus (Costa 1844) -- (Krefft & Bekker 1973:195 [ref. 7181], Paxton 1979:16 [ref. 6440], Hulley in Whitehead et al. 1984:477 [ref. 13675], Scott & Scott 1988:230 [ref. 25518], Porteiro et al. 1999:40 [ref. 24203], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:46 [ref. 26753], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:26 [ref. 36649], Artüz & Fricke 2019:553 [ref. 36612], Carneiro et al. 2019:125 [ref. 37250], Kovačić et al. 2020:17 [ref. 37519]). Current status: Valid as Notoscopelus elongatus (Costa 1844). Myctophidae: Gymnoscopelinae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea and Sea of Marmara endemic. Habitat: marine.