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acanthurus, Scopelus FacciolĂ  [L.] 1882:166 [Naturalista Siciliano [Il Naturalista Siciliano, Giornale di scienze naturali] v. 1 (no. 7); ref. 1291] Straits of Messina, Sicily, Italy, Mediterranean Sea. No types known. Spelled aoanthurus initially but apparently in error. Spelled acanthurus by FacciolĂ  1882 [ref. 17475] and subsequent authors. •Synonym of Ceratoscopelus maderensis (Lowe 1839) -- (Krefft & Bekker 1973:174 [ref. 7181], Paxton 1979:7 [ref. 6440], Hulley 1990:403 [ref. 15273]). Current status: Synonym of Ceratoscopelus maderensis (Lowe 1839). Myctophidae: Lampanyctinae. Habitat: marine.