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megalops, Diaphus Nafpaktitis [B. G.] 1978:65, Fig. 65 [Science Bulletin, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County No. 30; ref. 8904] Southwestern Indian Ocean, 2°00'S, 64°54'E, depth 0-528 meters. Holotype: LACM 31362-3. Paratypes: LACM 31362-4 and -5 (2); USNM 216999 (2); ZMUC P2334944 (1), P2334945-46 (2), P2334947 (1), P2334948 (1). •Valid as Diaphus megalops Nafpaktitis 1978 -- (Paxton 1979:10 [ref. 6440], Paxton & Hulley 1999:1962 [ref. 24748], Paxton & Hulley in Randall & Lim 2000:593 [ref. 25122]). Current status: Valid as Diaphus megalops Nafpaktitis 1978. Myctophidae: Diaphinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific. Habitat: marine.