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proximum, Hygophum Becker [V. E.] 1965:81, Fig. 7 [Trudy Instituta Okeanologii Imeni P.P. Shirshova v. 80; ref. 9199] Eastern-central Indian Ocean, 0°58'S, 82°58'E, Vitiaz station 4912, 125-140 meters over great depth. Holotype: ZIN 37537. Paratypes: (10). Plus additional material. Type catalog: Balushkin & Prirodina 2020:79 [ref. 37828]. •Valid as Hygophum proximum Becker 1965 -- (Paxton 1979:12 [ref. 6440], Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:65 [ref. 6441], Hulley 1986:302 [ref. 5672], Paxton et al. 1989:262 [ref. 12442], Pequeño 1989:37 [ref. 14125], Shinohara et al. 1994:68 [ref. 22800], Paxton et al. in Fischer et al. 1995:1320 [ref. 22830], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:165 [ref. 24555], Paxton & Hulley 1999:1963 [ref. 24748], Nakabo 2000:382 [ref. 25086], Paxton & Hulley in Randall & Lim 2000:593 [ref. 25122], Wang & Chen 2001:114 [ref. 25464], Wang & Chen 2001:109 [ref. 25464], Hutchins 2001:20 [ref. 25847], Chen 2002:128 [ref. 26587], Nakabo 2002:382 [ref. 26001], Love et al. 2005:44 [ref. 37547], Mundy 2005:222 [ref. 28379], Shinohara et al. 2005:412 [ref. 28370], Castellanos-Galindo et al. 2006:255 [ref. 28944], Paxton et al. 2006:521 [ref. 28994], Fricke et al. 2014:30 [ref. 33932], Robertson & Clements 2015:657 [ref. 34257], Fricke et al. 2018:79 [ref. 35805], Balushkin & Prirodina 2020:67 [ref. 37828], Sutton et al. 2020:192 [ref. 37832]). Current status: Valid as Hygophum proximum Becker 1965. Myctophidae: Myctophinae. Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic: off South Africa; Indo-Pacific; eastern Pacific: southrn California (U.S.A.) south to Chile. Habitat: marine.