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illustris, Polymetme McCulloch [A. R.] 1926:167, Pl. 45 (fig. 1) [Biological Results Endeavour v. 5 (pt 4); ref. 2947] Great Australian Bight southwest of Eucla, Western Australia, depth 350-450 fathoms. Holotype: AMS E.4358. Paratypes: AMS E.3550 (1), E.5489 (1), E.6580 (1), E.6581 (1), IA.1340-43 (1, 1, 1, 1); BMNH 1929.10.23.3 (1); CMC F910 (1). Type catalog: Freeman & Tunnicliffe 1997:7 [ref. 22860]. •Synonym of Polymetme corythaeola (Alcock 1898) -- (Witzell 1973:120 [ref. 7172], Paxton et al. 1989:188 [ref. 12442], Quéro et al. 1990:345 [ref. 14985]). •Valid as Polymetme illustris McCulloch 1926 -- (Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:590 [ref. 25122], Paxton et al. 2006:431 [ref. 28995], Harold & Gomon 2008:238 [ref. 30629]). Current status: Valid as Polymetme illustris McCulloch 1926. Phosichthyidae. Distribution: Southern Australia. Habitat: marine.