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affinis, Scolopsis Peters [W. (C. H.)] 1877:832 [Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1876; ref. 3454] Carteret Harbour, Lambom Island, near Cape Saint-George, southern New Ireland, Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific, ca. 4°48'S, 152°51'E. Syntypes: ZMB 9584-85 (1, 1) New Ireland, 9781 (1) New Britain. •Valid as Scolopsis affinis Peters 1877 -- (Russell 1990:103 [ref. 19228], Randall et al. 1990:206 [ref. 15987], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:321 [ref. 27969], Chen 1997:346 [ref. 23444], Allen 1997:140 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:170 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:206 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:157 [ref. 23965], Nakabo 2000:855 [ref. 25086], Russell in Randall & Lim 2000:620 [ref. 25122], Allen 2000:104 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:34 [ref. 25847], Russell 2001:3086 [ref. 26106], Nakabo 2002:855 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:41 [ref. 26830], Béarez 2003:61 [ref. 27027], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:104 [ref. 27510], Adrim et al. 2004:121 [ref. 27715], Allen et al. 2006:1248 [ref. 29090], Motomura in Shibukawa & Motomura 2009:158 [ref. 31131], Motomura et al. 2010:124 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:484 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2019:166 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Scolopsis affinis Peters 1877. Nemipteridae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Andaman Sea east to New Ireland (Papua New Guinea) and Solomon Islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.