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boulengeri, Astronesthes Gilchrist [J. D. F.] 1902:103, Pl. 6 [Marine Investigations in South Africa v. 2; ref. 1644] Off Cape Point light house, bearing south 83° distant 35.5 miles, South Africa, depth 360 fathoms. Holotype (unique): SAM 12701. Second specimen [SAM 12702] included with some question and not regarded as a type. •Valid as Astronesthes boulengeri Gilchrist 1902 -- (Gibbs 1964:316 [ref. 6960], Gibbs 1986:231 [ref. 5655], Paxton et al. 1989:194 [ref. 12442], Pequeño 1989:31 [ref. 14125], Harold 1999:1906 [ref. 24741], Parin et al. 1999:585 [ref. 24878], Parin & Borodulina 2001:419 [ref. 25411], Parin & Borodulina 2003:595 [ref. 27333], Paxton et al. 2006:435 [ref. 28995], Kenaley et al. 2008:242 [ref. 30630], Stewart & Kenaley 2015:475 [ref. 34250]). Current status: Valid as Astronesthes boulengeri Gilchrist 1902. Stomiidae: Astronesthinae. Distribution: Circumglobal, mostly Southern Hemisphere, not in eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.