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nematophthalmus, Sebastes Günther [A.] 1860:99 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 2; ref. 1963] Caribbean Sea. Lectotype: BMNH 2007.11.9.1. Paralectotypes: BMNH 1840.12.12.39 (1, stuffed) [not this species]. Lectotype selected by Ginsburg 1953:51 [ref. 1807]. Second syntype (paralectotype) is from the Indian Ocean and a different species (see Eschmeyer 1969:28 [ref. 1274], Fricke 1999:157 [ref. 24106]). •Valid as Pontinus nematophthalmus (Günther 1860) -- (Eschmeyer 1969:27 [ref. 1274], Robins & Ray 1986:273 [ref. 23100] as nematopthalmus, Cervigón 1992:421 [ref. 23827], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:156 [ref. 27754], Poss & Eschmeyer 2003:1248 [ref. 27048], Moura & Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:72 [ref. 27192], Nelson et al. 2004:113 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:116 [ref. 32708]). Current status: Valid as Pontinus nematophthalmus (Günther 1860). Scorpaenidae: Scorpaeninae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: marine.