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luminosa, Physiculus Paulin [C. D.] 1983:96, Fig. 11 [National Museum of New Zealand Records v. 2 (no. 9); ref. 5459] Between Aldeman and Red Mercury islands, New Zealand, 36°47'N, 176°03'E, depth 457m. Holotype: NMNZ P.9556. Paratypes: (15) AIM 690 (1), 3241 (1), 3333 (1); NMNZ P.7827 (2), 7871 (2), 8005 (1), 8007 (1), 9555 (1), 9557 (3). Type catalog: Hardy 1990:8 [ref. 18942]. The use of luminosa or luminosus needs research. •Valid as Physiculus luminosa Paulin 1983 -- (Paulin 1989:115 [ref. 9297], Paxton et al. 1989:301 [ref. 12442], Paulin et al. 1989:119 [ref. 24556], Cohen in Cohen et al. 1990:370 [ref. 18936], Gomon et al. 1994:332 [ref. 22532], Paulin & Roberts 1997:31 [ref. 23231], Iwamoto 1999:1996 [ref. 24761], Hutchins 2001:23 [ref. 25847] as cf. luminosa, Paxton et al. 2006:615 [ref. 28995], Gomon 2008:312 [ref. 30616], Fricke et al. 2011:365 [ref. 31242] as luminosus, Struthers et al. 2015:860 [ref. 34267]). Current status: Valid as Physiculus luminosa Paulin 1983. Moridae. Distribution: South Pacific: Australia almost to South America. Habitat: marine.