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mollis, Bathysaurus Günther [A.] 1878:182 [15] [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 5) v. 2 (nos 7/8/9)(art. 2/22/28); ref. 2010] Middle of South Pacific, Challenger station 281, depth 2385 fathoms; off Tokyo, Japan, Challenger station 237, depth 1873 fathoms. Syntypes: BMNH 1887.12.7.192 (1) off Tokyo, BMNH 1887.12.7.193 (1) S. Pacific. On p. 15 of separate. See also Günther 1887:183, Pl. 46 (figs. B, B') [ref. 2013]. •Valid as Bathysaurus mollis Günther 1878 -- (Nielsen 1973:163 [ref. 6885], Sulak in Whitehead et al. 1984:407 [ref. 13675], Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:61 [ref. 6441], Matarese et al. 1989:130 [ref. 26885], Sulak 1990:366 [ref. 15106], Santos et al. 1997:40 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:41 [ref. 24952], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:606 [ref. 23897], Russell 1999:1945 [ref. 24747], Nakabo 2000:376 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:376 [ref. 26001], Figueiredo & Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:49 [ref. 27192], Moore et al. 2003:193 [ref. 27076], Russell 2003:932 [ref. 27004], Mundy 2005:198 [ref. 28379], Paxton et al. 2006:502 [ref. 28994], Psomadakis et al. 2012:16 [ref. 33457], Russell 2016:1852 [ref. 34572]). Current status: Valid as Bathysaurus mollis Günther 1878. Bathysauridae. Distribution: Circumglobal, including Hawaiian Islands, but except eastern Pacific; strays into western Mediterranean Sea. Habitat: marine.