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amethystinopunctatus, Maurolicus Cocco [A.] 1838:193 [33], Pl. 8 (fig. 12) [Nuovi annali delle scienze naturali e rendiconto dei lavori dell'Accademia della Scienze dell'Instituto di Bologna con appendice agraria. Bologna Anno 1 Tomo 2 (fasc. 9); ref. 865] Messina, Sicily, Italy, Mediterranean Sea. No types known. Mentioned on p. 192 as Scopelus amethistino-punctatus and on p. 193 in main account as Maurolicus Amethystino-punctatus and as Scopelus (Maurolicus) amethystino-punctatus on p. 194. •Synonym of Maurolicus muelleri (Gmelin 1789) -- (Witzell 1973:119 [ref. 7172], Quéro et al. 1990:279 [ref. 14659], Rees et al. 2020:9 [ref. 37969] with question). •Valid as Maurolicus amethystinopunctatus Cocco 1838 -- (Parin & Kobyliansky 1993:89 [ref. 21208], Parin & Kobyliansky 1996:192 [ref. 22246], Santos et al. 1997:32 [ref. 23531], Porteiro et al. 1999:29 [ref. 24203] as amestinopunctatus, Savinykh & Baytalyuk 2010:148 [ref. 31015], Lima et al. 2011:46 [ref. 31116], Harold 2016:1795 [ref. 34568], Carneiro et al. 2019:90 [ref. 37250], Sutton et al. 2020:75 [ref. 37832]). Current status: Valid as Maurolicus amethystinopunctatus Cocco 1838. Sternoptychidae: Maurolicinae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea; Atlantic; southeastern Pacific: off Chile. Habitat: marine.