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boops, Myctophum Richardson [J.] 1845:39, Pl. 27 (figs. 6-12) [Ichthyology of the voyage of H. M. S. Erebus & Terror v. 2 (2); ref. 3740] Between Australia and New Zealand [probably in in error for eastern South Atlantic]. Syntypes: BMNH 1948.1.12.1. See Paxton et al. 1989:269 [ref. 12442] for remarks on types. •Questionably valid as Symbolophorus boops (Richardson 1845) -- (Paxton 1979:17 [ref. 6440]). •Valid as Symbolophorus boops (Richardson 1845) -- (Hulley 1986:319 [ref. 5672], Paxton et al. 1989:269 [ref. 12442], Pequeño 1989:38 [ref. 14125], Hulley 1990:463 [ref. 15273], Hulley 1990:177 [ref. 21685], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:140 [ref. 25472], Chen 2002:150 [ref. 26587], Gago & Ricord 2005:144 [ref. 28096], Paxton et al. 2006:530 [ref. 28994], Paxton & Bray 2008:294 [ref. 30633], Robertson & Clements 2015:678 [ref. 34257], Hulley 2016:1925 [ref. 34576], Nión et al. 2016:38 [ref. 35565]). Current status: Valid as Symbolophorus boops (Richardson 1845). Myctophidae: Myctophinae. Distribution: Southern circumglobal. Habitat: marine.