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capensis, Scorpaena Gilchrist [J. D. F.] & von Bonde [C.] 1924:18 [Report Fisheries and Marine Biological Survey, Union of South Africa v. 3 (no. 7) (1922); ref. 1649] West coast of South Africa, Pickle stations 66, 86, 336 and 312, depth 537 and 280 fathoms. Syntypes: whereabouts unknown. •Permanently invalid, preoccupied by Scorpaena capensis Gmelin 1789, replaced by Trachyscorpia (Mesoscorpia) eschmeyeri Whitley 1970. •Treated incorrectly as valid as Trachyscorpia capensis [should use Trachyscorpia eschmeyeri] -- (Eschmeyer 1969:50 [ref. 1274], Paulin 1982:439 [ref. 23678], Eschmeyer 1986:477 [ref. 5652], Paulin et al. 1989:168 [ref. 24556], Shcherbachev et al. 1989:165 [ref. 36134], Ishida in Amaoka et al. 1990:234 [ref. 16024], Gomon et al. 1994:493 [ref. 22532], Mandrytsa 2001:276 [ref. 25636], Pakhorukov 2001:379 [ref. 25409]). •Synonym of Trachyscorpia eschmeyeri Whitley 1970 -- (Allen et al. 2006:867 [ref. 29078], Motomura et al. 2007:31 [ref. 29137], McCosker 2008:118 [ref. 29639]). Current status: Synonym of Trachyscorpia eschmeyeri Whitley 1970. Sebastidae: Sebastolobinae. Habitat: marine.