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coeruleus, Scopelus Klunzinger [C. B.] 1871:592 [Verhandlungen der K.-K. zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien v. 21; ref. 2622] Al-Qusair, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt, Red Sea. Syntypes: SMNS 1775 (2), ZMB 8059 (1). Type catalog: Fricke 1992:14 [ref. 20296], Fricke 2005:50 [ref. 29864]. •Valid as Diaphus coeruleus (Klunzinger 1871) -- (Paxton 1979:7 [ref. 6440], Dor 1984:49 [ref. 29757], Paxton et al. 1989:257 [ref. 12442], Becker & Shcherbachev 1990:849 [ref. 20119], Goren & Dor 1994:13 [ref. 25356], Kao & Shao 1996:4 [ref. 24963], Paxton & Hulley 1999:1962 [ref. 24748] as caeruleus, Paxton & Hulley in Randall & Lim 2000:593 [ref. 25122] as caeruleus, Wang & Chen 2001:109 [ref. 25464], Hutchins 2001:20 [ref. 25847], Chen 2002:220 [ref. 26587], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S98 [ref. 27377], Paxton et al. 2006:513 [ref. 28994], Fricke et al. 2011:361 [ref. 31242], Golani & Fricke 2018:36 [ref. 36273], Balushkin & Prirodina 2020:52 [ref. 37828]). Current status: Valid as Diaphus coeruleus (Klunzinger 1871). Myctophidae: Diaphinae. Distribution: Red Sea; Indo-West Pacific: Gulf of Aden east to New Guinea and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.