Western Indian Ocean: known only from its type locality, above the southern crest of the Equator seamount.
- Bekker, V.E. and V.G. Prut'ko 1984 A new species of the genus Diaphus (Myctophidae) from the northeastern Indian Ocean. J. Ichthyol. 24(6):82-87. (Ref. 43965) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=43965&speccode=59940
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